This is an analysis of the poem Gioconda And Si-Ya-U that begins with:

to the memory of my friend SI-YA-U,
whose head was cut off in Shanghai...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab c XdXedfg hdigXffjekalmen XnmabecgggX X on c cgcbogoigdcpkddclg eonpXdedX gmXdkd agodo k qi g pdrkom rscXkg t kdkdgka Guoebbrqeaekk i kXhbrkqn i bA i qkkdgdqnmeendkeAemmecdpAp i gkbm kk pk D XXX ddd rXgXXX ddd baXSSSkkegkeqoguhod N i kgbgkdki
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,1,7,15,11,1,2,1,18,9,6,5,1,2,1,6,6,1,7,13,1,8,1,2,1,25,1,4,2,2,1,3,3,6,3,19,1,1,12,1,14,1,3,3,5,1,1,1,1,1,1,5,1,16,7,1,17,2,1,8,1,12,1,9,1,2,8,4,4,21,3,1,15,17,1,11,1,8,2,19,18,15,7,1,13,4,16,2,1,6,7,5,1,5,1,3,3,22,16,11,1,15,16,9,1,14,1,14,5,1,11,1,22,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00100011111 11111011 01 01100 110 101000 1101 1001 01010100 010101 010010 00110 111010 0101 001100 1101 00010 101 0101 10101 1111 10011 10010 10011 000110 11010 0100 1010 10111111 1101 010 1 1110 011 1010110 010001010 1 11 010100100 1111010010 111110010010 11111010101 11110110 1001010011 11010 010 001001 00001010100 0010101001 11110101010 110111111010 01011001101 01 110100010 110110110 1110010010 11111101 0010001 1010 011 010100 1000110011 0010101 1100100011 1111 101001 10010101000 1 10101011110 10101010 1110110 11110 1010110 11 111010010 001100100 100110011 011001 110111 010111 0100100101 111 01011001 00101010 1101000011 01100011 1010011010 10110 1 0010 111101 10110011 1101011 10100100100 11 10111010 00100101001010 00110 0111010 1 10011110 11101 11 010 1110 0101010011 11 01 1011 1011010010 1111 1111 111011010001 1101110 00100 110 0111001 111011010110 11 1111 0101 010001 1110011 01001010 110 11010001111001 111 110 0111 001001 1110101 1101 10011101 11101011010 01001101 1100010 100110 11111111 101101 101001110010 1010011011 0110001011001 1 111 1 1111100111010 11110 11101 1011101010100 101 1 111 1 110 110001 010110110 1101 011110 1010 1110110 1 01110110 1001010 10 10 10 10 10 10 101101 1010010 01000101011 10 10 10 10 10 10 1011101001011 1110101 111100100 1010 1010 1010 01011100110 1101 010101000111 1 001001100101 101 1011 0011 1001 110 01 1 10010 0100100 110 01101 111 001 11 1011111 0010101011 11101110 110001 11011 0101101010 111111 11100 110 0110101010010 010011101 101001 11111110 10010 11110111 0010111011 11010010100101 11011 1100111 111 00101 00101 01010 1001010 10 10 10 10 10 10 01011011 11 1100100 1100110 1110 0100100 11 011011011 11 11101 11 11 110101 0010 11 001 11 1001 1001010 1001001010 100101000010 10110101101 101110110001101 11 1111011110 1010101 1110101111 0111111010 01110010 001000100 10010 1011 01 110010111010 111101 11011101 010010101 10110101 10111 010111 11 01 11101011 0010011010 10101 10101 0101 01101110111 100100110011 11010 10111 110111 1010110 111 0101001010 1101101111001 110011101101 011 11 01 001011 1110000011 1001 011011 0101001 110110 1100101001 00111 1100000101 0100100 1110101101 1011 100101010 101010011 1001010110 1011100111 11 1110101 101011 11111011 10010110101 1111110 001011 1101011010001 01011 110010 1010001101 1001011 01101 1001 01 01111111001 001011 010101 111 11 11 11101010 1101001 11101010 11 01001 0010 11101010 11 0010 0110001 1111 11101010 111011010010 0001010 11 110001010010 11111 1110110 1010010 010101 111 1100111001 1110001001011 111101 100010101110111 11001110010 101001011011 11111011 1111010001 011110 100110010 011010 11101010 10101 11010011011 11111 10101001 0010101010 0100100 011111 001101 011010 001010 01111111 110 1010 1110010 11 010 0101101 1010 01010111010 110 1010 11111 11011 110010 010110 1101 1101101110 01101011 11011100 101001 011011 101010 101001 111011 1101 1001011 11011101 11110 001011 1111 01011 1010100 1001 1001101001 11 1101101010 1010110 0100 11001101 0010010 001011 110010010 110001 101011010 110111010100101 10010101 1010101 110110010001 11010101 0010001011010 101000101 11 011111001 1 10101 101010101001001 10110110101 111110 110110100 011101 10101 01010 1 101 1 101 01101011 11011110111 1111111101 1 1111011 11101 111100010 11010101 110001110001 1011010110 11111 1101110110 01 11011 11010 1 111 1010101011 0011000101 010110010001 010010101001010 1 111101 1 11 0010010101001 00011 010 111010 01101011001 110101 110111 11111101 110101011 101101011001 11110110110 10101110111000 101 101 0011101 110100 11010 111011 1111000 0100100 0111 0111 01110111 0101 10011010 0100100101 111101 1100010101 101 10101 11100101 110101 110101 111010101 101001 1010101011 110101110101 01101 010 11 110101 10110010 101001110 1101 0110101011 011 01001 0100010101 101 10101 11100101 110101 1101010 11 1001 010011 110011 11001 011101 110010 11 1011011 001101 0111 00111 101011 1001 11 1011011 110011 010111 010111 11010001101 11 001011 11 10110010 1001101 11011010 1111110111 001011 10011011 1011010 011010 0111011 11101 0010101110 10101001 001010 1 0101010001 11110001 1 11 1 11 1 11 1010110001 011100101 1001 1110 11010 1101100110 01110101 10111 11110100 0101011 11110 10111101 101101010 0101101100 011001001101111 0111 01 111 011010010100 100101010 11001 01010 011 10101 1101 11 110 1110101001 1111010011 01 1 101111 10101101 1111 1101 101011 1000101011 01110110 001011 001011 0010010 1001001 101000 0010010 01001011010 001010 01000110101 1100 01011001 100010 01101 11111001 1111011 010100001010 1101 1101 001010101 00101 1111 1111 11 100 1110010010 101001001001 110 001001101 10010100 110 10100111001 10100101 10110011010 1010 10111010101 011111 0011110 101 01101101 1101 01010101 001011 111010 11101001 10101011 01 11001110 1111101100 001 100 00101001 11001 10100010 110 0101 110 0010101001 1000 0101 1101101001 0010101000110 100 0101 100 110110 100 101 100 0101 10101 1001011000 11111 01 1100101011 10 10100 0101010 1101 101000010 1001110010011010 0100 110001 01 110 10111110 01001100 01011010 00101010 010 110011 01111 010111 0110 01011 011000010 110111 11 1 11 1001 111 01 101010 110010 0101010 01 11010 11100110 01101001 1100111001 100110 11101100111 111 101000100 11111111111111 101110010 01011000 01 10101 111010110101 11 1001111111111101 10101011010101101101 101110101000101111 111001001001010100110 101000110100100110 101000100111001101001 010000101011010101 1001001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 104
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 227
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 806
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; with, of, hallo, paris, my, we're, to, and, you, work, one, her, him, painting, on, u, e, in are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, hallo, paris, news, because, midnight, , i, we're, those, bombay, one, her, he's, we, a are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines museum, florence, hallo, paris, china, cry, midnight, , blast, down, nights, port, rice, looking, up, masterpiece are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same words sea, h, nights, shanghai, verdict at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases hallo, paris, midnight, climbing, , blast, shanghai, one connect the lines.

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