This is an analysis of the poem Shri Shyam Sundara, The Sweet Flutist that begins with:

1. Shri Shyam Sundara, the sweet flutist,
Ethereal, eternal flute-player! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXAc XdefafXAb gadeeXA chiXA agXeeXA jdklgA kgfXgkA aljcddA memgnhAX gdigXkA XkifcXnA njdXcXA XiacmkA fXgiihkA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,9,7,5,7,6,7,7,8,7,8,7,7,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111000110 0100010110 111010100 0100010110 110010010101 1110100 110111 01001101 1101111011 1001010111 10111101 11000 0100010110 11101110 111010101 111011 11001 111011 1100 1100 0100010110 11011010110 11010011 1000111 110101100 0100010110 1111000010001 11010 101011 1011 100111 110110 0100010110 111111 10110101 11100010 1010011 0100101 0100010110 110110 101 11 1111100 1100110 1011100 0100010110 1101111 1101101 110111 01111 110110010 110111 0100010110 1111111 0101 011111 01 11111 101001 0100010110 111 1010100100 1001 1010101 1010 11010110 110110 0100010110 11010010 110 101101 1111101 110101 011110 10101 0100010110 110111 01001001 01110110 11110110 1100100101 01000 0100010110 1100110 101111 110101 100101 100101 10 0100010110 1 10001010 10111 10010 1001100 110110 0100010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 187
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 97
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word craving is repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word flutist at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Shri Shyam Sundara, The Sweet Flutist;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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