This is an analysis of the poem Letters To Sri Arunachala - Verses 1-5 that begins with:

You root out the ego...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XXaX X XXXX X bXcX X ccaX X baaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 111010 011011 1111 10000 1 111101 1001001 1001100 10000 1 110011 101111 0111101 10000 1 1110111 101011 01011 10000 1 10101 1111101 1110101 10000
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 44
  • Average number of words per stanza: 9
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 17 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me is repeated).

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  • summary of Letters To Sri Arunachala - Verses 1-5;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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