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

Who could describe you, child of mystery
And silence, born among these solitudes?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbbc adadeed fgaghhX Xfafeef aiXiggi fjfjccj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101110100 11010111000 0111100100 1111000 1101000101 010111 1101110101 1101010100 1011010111 1101110100 010101 0111110111 111111 01010111111 0101111101 11010010101 1011001100 111011 1011000111 100101 1101001110 01111101 1110000101 10010010100 1101001 1101110101 101111 0100011101 0100010100 11110100101 10010101 110101 0101000111 010111 1011010111 0111111101 11010111001 1101110001 101100 1111010011 010001 1111110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 257
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 42
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; you, that, and are repeated.

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

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

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