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

NEAR to the silver Trent
   SIRENA dwelleth; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXababXcdcEECEC XcfcacXcghghE XcXcgcgciXiXE gXgcjcjcakakE gdgdfXfXaXacE khkhkckckbkbE aiaibfbfdXdXE lclcmimikckcE nbnbgbgbdXdXEXbcfcacacacacEECEC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 17,13,13,13,13,13,13,13,31,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101 10010 101101 11100 110101 10110 111101 10110 101100 100010 100100 10010 111 101 11110 10110 101010 101100 10110 111101 11010 110101 11010 11010 10110 111101 101110 101101 10110 111 110100 11010 110100 11010 100101 10110 01001001 10110 111111 11010 110101 11010 111 111101 11010 101101 11010 1111001 100110 001001 10010 111001 1011 110101 1111 111 010111 11110 011101 10010 1100101 10110 110101 10010 110011 10110 100101 10110 111 010001 11110 101100 10010 110101 10110 110101 10010 1000101 10110 101001 10010 111 111111 11110 110011 10010 110101 11110 110101 10110 0101011 1110 111001 10110 111 011100 111010 111110 11010 100111 11010 111111 10110 101001 10110 10011 11010 111 111101 11110 011101 11110 111101 10110 111111 10110 111111 11100 101001 11010 111 111101 10110 101111 10110 1001101 111010 101101 10110 111101 10010 011111 10110 111 101 11110 10110 101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 464
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 138
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, your are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word bank at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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