This is an analysis of the poem To Charlotte Cushman that begins with:

Look where a three-point star shall weave his beam
Into the slumb'rous tissue of some stream,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbbbcccXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101111101 0001011011 10111001101 0101010111 1001011111 01001000111 0101111111 1111011101 10111010111 111100100101 1111001111 0101001000 1101111101 11011101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 643
  • Average number of words per stanza: 114
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his is repeated.

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  • summary of To Charlotte Cushman;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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