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

Some gazed into the heavens afar;
Some delved in darkness underground;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abba bccb addX bXcX beeb XffX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110001001 11010101 11010111 010111 11010001 11010001 11011111 110111 110100111 110010111 11110101 1011000 11010101 11111111 11110101 0111010 11111111 11110101 11111111 111101 11010101 11000101 11110101 1101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 136
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; some, ' are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word some at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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