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

FROM the clouded belfry calling,
Hear my soft ascending swells;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaBbbabbaBbccDX Bbeeeefff bbaafddDX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,9,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00101010 1110101 11111010 1110101 11100111 1011101 10010111 11101001 0011101 1010101 1110101 0111101 1010101 100101001 10111011 10111011 1110101 1010111 1010101 10011100 1010101 1001101 100101001 1110101 10100101 11100111 10101001 11111010 10101010 1010101 1010111 100101001 10111011 10111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 364
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; me, god are repeated.

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

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

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