This is an analysis of the poem Pax Vobiscum that begins with:

IN a forest, far away,
One small creeklet, day by day, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaB cccB dddB eeeb fffb aaaB gggB hhhB cccb aXXB cXcb aaabXaaab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0010101 1110111 1010011 1001100 1111101 1110101 1111101 1001100 10111001 1010101 1001100 1001100 1010111 1011101 1011101 1011100 1010101 00101001 1011101 10011100 1010111 1010101 1010101 1010100 1011101 11101011 1011111 1001100 10101110 10001010 10101010 1001100 1110101 1110101 0010101 1010100 1110101 1010100 11100100 1010100 1110101 1111101 1010111 1111100 1011011 0010101 1001101 1011100 0011111 1110101 1111111 1010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 52
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words one, there are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Pax Vobiscum;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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