This is an analysis of the poem To a Poet that begins with:
Let verse of yours be flexible, but strong,
Strong as a poplar under valley's cover,...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab Xaca dece dXcd X
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,1,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1101010011 11010101010 110110011 11011101010 010001010011 11110100110 1101110101 11010101010 1001010101 010101111110 1111110001 110111011010 110110101 101000110010 111010001 11010101010 01011101010101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 143
- Average number of words per stanza: 25
- Amount of lines: 18
- Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; strong, as, for are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word strong is repeated.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase strong connects the lines.
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- summary of To a Poet;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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