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

I’d heard fool-heroes brag of where they’d been,
With stories of the glories that they’d seen. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeffee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11111010110 0100010111 1101010101 0111110101 1101010110 01010001111 0111010111 1111010111 11110010111 1101000111 11001011111 1101111001 1111000111 10111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 654
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; of, d, you are repeated.

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  • summary of A Whispered Tale;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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