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

THE ARCHES of the red bridge
Are stronger than ever: ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abac cX dXceccXe eadee caXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,2,8,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100011 110110 01000101 10111 1111010001 0101001 111110001 01011 10110010 11111 01001 110011001 1110111 011010 11110 01011 1110100101 01000110 1011 10101001 1010101 10101 101010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; of is repeated.

    The author used the same word let at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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