This is an analysis of the poem The Dance At The Phoenix that begins with:

TO Jenny came a gentle youth
From inland leazes lone;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabba acadeeC aeaeffe gfgfdcf agaghhg hchdiiC fjfjkkX alalaal XdXdffd fafagga fjfjggj flfXddX XdlXhhX ghghggh XlXXXml mjhjbXj ndndggc jjjjooj Xfafggf flfXppl hahagga aXaXfff adaCXod
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01010101 011101 01111101 1101011 11011000 00010100 111101 11011100 010100 110001001 010111 01001001 01010100 011100 11010111 110101 11010101 110111 11000101 01010111 0111001 10100101 010111 11010111 110101 11110100 01111100 0101001 11011101 111011 01110101 110111 01000101 11010101 010101 11011100 111100 10010101 110101 01011101 01010111 011100 11011101 101101 1001101011 1010111 11111111 11111101 10000100 11010101 110101 11000101 110101 1100111101 11000111 11001 1101010010 010111 010010110010 110111 01011101 110010101 110001 11111101 010101 01011101 110101 01010001 11010111 110101 11010101 010101 11010111 110011 11011111 100010101 011101 11110101 110101 1010111011 10001010 101111111 110110101 101010010 1010101010 100101 11010101 111010 11110101 11011001 001000 1011101101 111101 111100111 1110011 11011111 11110101 010101 01001110010 111111 11010011110 11001010 11010110100 110100101 111111 01001001001 110111 11010101 010101 11101000 11011101 110111 010111111 111111 01110011 110101 01011101 010100101 010100 111111101 110101 10010111 01111 1110001001 010011101 111111 11010110 110101 11101111 010111 11001101 11010111 100001 01111111 010101 11111111 110100 11011111 11111001 111011 11010101 110111 11110101 110101 01011101 11011001 110111 11111101 1111010 11010101 0101100 01011101 01011101 011101 11111101 111111 11010101 011100 11110100 11010101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 23
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 272
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 161
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; and, of, her, she, his are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the, she, his are repeated.

    The author used the same words she, the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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