This is an analysis of the poem A Redeemer that begins with:

The road had steepened and the sun sharpened on the high
ridges; the stream probably was dry,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabXXXXXbcddXceacfgehbcijkedeaciXbghXdfahXdXiljcegiejjcfjcjXgheghcXcejligkX ilfdX hkchdcaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 76,5,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111010110101 100110011 1001001010100101 11101011 011100111010 110111111 1101011011100111 00101110 111101110010101 011101111 100111011101000 10110110 1101001111001111 1010011 11101010100100011 11011010 010010100010101 101111001 010111101010110 01011010 11101111101011 111111001 1100101010011010 010001001 10011010010100100 11100100 1100110101001011 11110111111 10010100101110010 0101011 10010110111011 101110110 11110001101110011 0011 010010101010101 00111110 1101011010100110 0100101 111101011010110 00101010 1100101101011101 10111011 010010001010110111 101011110 11011100101001010 1111110 01101100111110 111001110 01001100101000010 10011011 11110111000 111110110111010 101010101 010010011110101010 010110 1101110101110 1100110110 100111110011010 1101100111 11011001100110 10100101 1101110101101011100 111111 01001101001011 011001010110 1101011010111 1111011010 0111000111110110 11100111110 1101001101011 110111101010 10101101011101010 100100 1001011010100110100 11011 1011 1111111101 110101100 011111110110110 0101111011 1111100111001 0110011111011 01001111011 11110100111010 111011011101 010100111011011 1101010 10111001011101 10100110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1457
  • Average number of words per stanza: 273
  • Amount of lines: 89
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, them, of, i, ', and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, their, the are repeated.

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

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