This is an analysis of the poem The Orphan that begins with:

Alone, alone! - no other face
Wears kindred smile, kindred line;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdada XeXeXbXb efcfcede ddgdbgeg XdXdgeXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011101 1101101 11111101 11110101 110101001 01010011 11000101 11110101 11011101 01110101 11110101 01110101 11110111 11010101 01110100 11111101 11010101 01011101 11110101 11010101 11010101 11110001 11111111 010011001 11011101 10110111 11011101 01001101 11111111 01010101 11010111 11000101 01011100 10111101 10010011 01100101 11010101001 11001101 111110010 01111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 270
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

    The author used the same word my at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of The Orphan;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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