This is an analysis of the poem Dionysia that begins with:

The day is dead; and in the west
The slender crescent of the moon... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcddceffefffggfcccgggXhiiiijjkkcXblXgfbaaakak lllXamaXXffbbjjXgXXkkaaXcgcnnchchcgXgghhhhfXXababbbfXff mjmjoonnbbn
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 48,55,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011001 01010001 01010101 110001001 10010001 01010101 0100111 11100101 10110101 10111001 10110111 11010001 10000101 111011111 01010111 1101101 01010111 10011111 11010101 0100101 011100100 11000101 11010101 11011101 1001100 01110101 1010111 11010101 11010101 1011101 10100111 1010101 1110101 1010101 1010101 1001100 111101 10101101 1010100 111010 1010110 1010101 1010101 1000101 10111011 0010101 1111100 1111111 1111111 1111001 1010111 110010 1101101 10100100 1011101 1010101 10111110 0011101 10101110 0010101 1111101 10101001 1010101 00111010 10010001 10101010 1100100 11111011 0010101 1010111 0010101 0011000 10001100 1110111 0110111 0010101 10001001 0110101 01000001 1111101 1111101 10100111 1010101 0010100 001111 1010100 1111001 1010101 1111111 1011001010 10111010 10111010 00111110 00100111 10100101 1000101 1010011 0010111 1011101 11110010 01101100 1111101 1010001 10111110 1110101 11111010 1100111 1110101 0111111 1110001 1110011 10011010 10111110 1111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1187
  • Average number of words per stanza: 214
  • Amount of lines: 114
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; and, of are repeated.

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

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

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