This is an analysis of the poem The Image, As In A Hexagram: that begins with:

The image, as in a Hexagram:
The hermit locks his door against the blizzard....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XX XaX aX X XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,3,2,1,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010100100 01010101010 110101 1101111111 111101010 11110101 00110100110 10101 0100101 01111101 10011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 59
  • Average number of words per stanza: 11
  • Amount of lines: 11
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; he is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, what are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Image, As In A Hexagram:;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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