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

Marveling he stands on the cathedral's
steep ascent, close to the rose window,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaa XaXb XbX XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1001110100 101100110 11101001010 111111 11110111 11111100100 1001010100 10111111 0010010101 0101100 011111001 1101010010 101011111 110101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; and is repeated.

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

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