This is an analysis of the poem Divided Destinies that begins with:

It was an artless Bandar, and he danced upon a pine,
And much I wondered how he lived, and where the beast might dine,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd Xeff ddcc eegg eeee hhaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0111010001110101 11110111110111 110101011101101 11010100111101 111010101110101 01111101110101 11110101011111 11110101110111 101010111111100 11011111110101 11011101110011 11101100001010001 101010100010101 11110001111111 11111101110111 11111100111101 101001111110101 11011101110101 11010101110111 11101011011101101 01110101011101 11011011010001 01001111111101 0011010001010101 11101010001010001 11010101110101 101011100110101 10111010101011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 241
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 59 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, i, at, my, his are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Divided Destinies;
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