This is an analysis of the poem Prepare, Prepare that begins with:

Prepare, prepare, new Guests draw near
And on the brink of Hell appear.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabbXcDDDeeeccXcfffDDD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 23,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011111 11010101 10110101 010111 110101 001011110 1100001 101101 01010101 101101 0101110111 1111111001 1111110101 1111110111 1111010101 01111111010 01001111011 01010111 10010111 010010111 101101 01010101 101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 828
  • Average number of words per stanza: 149
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; they is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Prepare, Prepare;
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