This is an analysis of the poem Between The Mountains And The Plain that begins with:

Between the mountains and the plain
We leaned upon a rampart old;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcabc dcedce adfaXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 11010101 01110101 11010101 11010101 11110101 01001101 11011111 01010101 01011101 01110101 01111111 11010101 11110101 010111010 01011101 01111000 101100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 218
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Between The Mountains And The Plain;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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