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

LIKE to Diana in her summer weed,
   Girt with a crimson robe of brightest dye, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXabXbcXbcX deXdeXfeXfeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001000101 1001010101 11100 1010011101 1111000111 11100 1101000101 10001010001 11100 110101011 10010100101 101100 0101011101 1111011100 11100 0111110111 1111010100 11100 1011000101 1100010100 111100 1001110111 1101110100 10100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 555
  • Average number of words per stanza: 72
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word her is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word samela at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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