This is an analysis of the poem The King that begins with:

SEVEN full-paunched eunuchs came to me,
Bearing before them upon a silver shield ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abc bdabedfXg dg hhf ci ahgbid Xc XhXia aXeXdXiedccfieag
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,9,2,3,2,6,2,5,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011010101 10010010101 01001100 11111101 01011010010 001011 110 0110010010 100110 1001010 101000 01010 111111111110 110100101 111010 011101100 0110110 11111100 100111101 1111 1000 111101 1101011 100 01010 1011010011 10 11 1101110 0010111111 1 0101 1011101 011010010 11100101 0110101 00100110 11 10111 1110 100 100 111111 0001 1011011010 0110101 00111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines them, sea are repeated).

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

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