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

What ogive gates from gold of Ophir wrought,
What walls of Pariah, whiter than a rose,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdbcdb ececfebfeb bgbghiahia dXdXbcXbci ajajXbiebi bibifekfek
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010101 11001010101 11001010101 1101110001 1101010100 1101010101 01110100111 1100010111 1101010101 10010001001 11101011101 010010000101 01110011001 01110011101 1110010101 0101010101 11001010011 0101110101 011101111 10101100101 1111011101 1101011111 1101010111 1111010101 11111111001 0110010001 0101011101 11010010101 0101010111 11110000111 1110110101 010111100 01100101 1111010100 1101010101 1110011101 0101000100 1101010101 0101010101 1011010101 1101010011 0101000101 0101011111 0101010101 010001000010 0101010001 0101100101 1101110001 1101010101 11001100101 1111000111 110111111 1101010001 01010001001 1101000101 1101110101 1001010101 110111011 0101010101 0111000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 420
  • Average number of words per stanza: 74
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, what, in, no are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words what, no are repeated.

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

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

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