This is an analysis of the poem Karbala Part I that begins with:

Jab qata ki masafat e shab aaftaab ne
Jalwa kiya sahar ke rukhe behijaab ne...

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaXX bbbbXX XXXXcc XXXXXX XXdXXX XXeXaa XXXXdd XXXXbb XXXXaa XXXXddXXXXaa XXeXff XeXXee XXdXff XXXedd XXXXdd XXXXff XXXXXX XXXXbb XXXXbbXXXXdd dddXaa XXXXcc gXgXbb gggXXX eXXXddgXggff XXXXXX XXXXXX ddXXff XXXXXX XXXXXX XeeXbbXhXXff XXXhaa XXXXXX XbXhff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,12,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,12,6,6,6,6,12,6,6,6,6,6,12,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,12,6,6,6,12,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101100111011 1010101110011 101101101011 11101001111011 101111101010 101001011010 1100111101101 111001010111 1010111110111 10110110101 111110101110 1010110101110 1110011111010 1111111010010 1100011111010 1101101011 10100111101 11101111101 111111100110 1110110101011 10111010111110 11101101101110 111011101011 1001001101011 10111101010 1010011110 101110111111 0110111111011110 1111101111010 1010101101100 1011011111 11011110110 101001110111 110001101110 111101101101 1010101010101 111111101111 10110010011011 1011110110110 1110101101110 11011000111 1110101101101 1110110110010 1101010110 1111011001010 1011011011010 101111100011 111111100011 10101011001110 100101111110 1011101011100 1011101101011 11010110101 110011110111 1011110110111 11110010010 11110101110 101110110111 1011111111 11111110111 1011011110110 110011001100 1111111001111 101010111011100 1111101011101 11100111111 1011001100110 111011110010111 10111111111 101110010011110 1111110100011 11011100110011 101100111010 1010110111 1011111110110 01101110010 101101100111 101010100101 11111111010 111001101010 111011111011 101111111100 1011111101011 111110101011 111101111010 10100101111110 1110110011110 101101101011 1011101111111 10101110111 10101010101011 101111111110 11110110010 1011111011101 1110111011001 1010110101001 101011101010 101110111011 10011011110 1101011010 10101011111 1011111010101 1111111101011 11111 101111111100 1101011101011 101111101010 101111011101010 1010111010 1011101111100 1011011110010 1111001101010 1010101010111 11000100101 1011011101110 1011010101111 11101010110 10101101010 111011110101 101001100101 10111001101011 101110101101011 10110010111011 1010111010011 11111010101 11011110101 101101011110 101011101010 101111010110 1001111111010 101110110101 1101011111 1010101101111 1010100111010 11011100010 101101011010 101011110101 1011101111 11111101001 1010111101110 11101101010 10010101111110 11110101101 101100011011 0111011100101 10101110110111 1101111011011 10101110101010 1010101111011 111111111 11111011111 10101111001100 10111110110 100110110110 1110111011011 101011101011 1101101011101 1111011010 1001100101110 11111011101011 10111011111 1010100110101 1010111111011 11101001101111 1110111010 1011111011110 101111110101 011101110101 1010101100110 10110101010 1010110110 101011100110 101111100111 10101100111 101111110110 11101011001110 1010011011110 11101111110 1110011101 1010111101101 01110111011 110111101110 1010011101101 1010111110 10101111010011 1110111001011 11111011010 111100101110 11101111010 1011011101111 111111001111010 101101101010 11101001110 1011110011101 110101100111 101111101100 11111100101 101010110101 1110110111011110 110111110110 11111001110 101101100110 101100110111 11111011111 10101001011110 101110101110 10011100101010 101100111110 10101011011 111101101101 011001100111 101011111110 101011110111 1101101010110 10111011010 1011011110 1010011011110 1111111001 101111011111110 1100110111010 11110110111 1111110111 11101101111010 1010111011010 101101101010 10101010101010 1010111101010 100111111001010 101011111010 10101111101110 11011111001100 0111011011011 101011101111 111110110111 101101100110 1011011101100 101010111101011 10110011101110 1010111011 101101110111 1111101101010 111101011010 111111110010 1010111101010 1101101101 101110110111 10111001111 1001100110110 10111010111110 101111101011011 10111110111 0110010110111 0111001110110 1111111011110 1011111110 101010110110 011111110010 11010011011010 10111111011110 1111111001 11101100111 10111110011 1011111111101 011111111101 1001011110101 1010101001010 1011011110 10111111101110 101110011110 101110011110 11011101101 10100111111 1011111101010 1001101111111 1010110111111 11101011101011 1101110101 11101011011010 111101101010 1110101010 101011101001 10110110101 11101110111 101111011101 110110111111 1010101100101 10001010111 1101111101 1110101111010 1110111111010 1010010101010 10101111101010 10101110101 1010101011101 1011101001010 1011101111010 1011111110010 1001011001010 10111011011 1111011101 101111111010 111111011110 11111011001110 11101111110 111011100111 1010111100111 111101101111 1011111111011 1111001110111 1111001111111 10111110101 1010111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 45
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 294
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 313
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; ne, ka, ke, ye, e, mein, thi, ki, wo, o, se, hai, hain, bu, alam, kabhi, yahi, ho, lo, giri, lada, na, huwi, huwa, thay are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ne, karo, ka, waastey, huwe, tha, ki, mein, thi, ko, par, ho, hain, rahey, bu, hai, koi, girey, deejiye, lo, giri, gaya, lada, ke, laday, gaye, huwi, huwa are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same words hain, ke at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Karbala Part I;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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