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

THERE is a glory in the apple boughs
Of silver moonlight; like a torch of myrrh, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXabXbXb acacdedede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001000101 0101110101 1001110011 1001011100 1101010101 0101100101 0100010101 0100011111 10010101100 010101 1001000101 0101010011 1111001101 0101100111 1101010111 0101011101 0101000110 10010100111 1001010101 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 424
  • Average number of words per stanza: 76
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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

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

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