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

(France -- Ancient Regime.)
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 23
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 240
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 126
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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, of, clock, without, h, she, her, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words go, clock, sleep, the, softly are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines shadow is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases shadow, sleep connect the lines.

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  • summary of The White Peacock;
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