This is an analysis of the poem Abhangs (A Short Collection) that begins with:

1
I was sleeping when Namdeo and Vitthal Stepped into my dream....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabacX XdXbeXfgX XhicX XhjbakX XlfaXhX XhdkXXccja Xgaeblielmb XlcbmXXX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,9,5,7,7,10,11,8,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 111011011010011 110011011010101 10110101100110010101 1010111010 1010010111100000 1 001110011010 01001101010111 1110010010001 11001111010 01001100011001 1100110111001001 101110101001 10111101011110011 1 010100111010110110 0110101001011011010 11111010010010 101111011011011 1 1111110110010001011100 1111111111011111101 101010001 11111101011 0111110 1011100101 1 00111111110010 1100110101 1011111 1011000100100 10111011111101 1011010101 1 101111110101100 00101011101010 11101110101010 011010010001010 111010001101010 1100110 11010101001001101 0010010101 11000010001 01110100100100 1010110010001 01010011 011100011 111010101 1100001101101 0101011101 1101100100011 0101110110110010 010001101001001 10010101010110001 1 011100001111111 11110111011 100001011 1111101 110001001 101110010100101001000 11101001111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 328
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; dream, to, my, i, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, how, 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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  • summary of Abhangs (A Short Collection);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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