This is an analysis of the poem Renaissance that begins with:

O happy soul, forget thy self!
This that has haunted all the past,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbccdbXab eddccfbeX bgffhhggb iibggbcceiie
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,9,9,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 01110101 11000101 11011101 110010001 11011011 10000101 11111101 01111011 01110101 01011101 11010101 11010011 110011010 010100010 11011111 11011101 10011101 01111100 10010101 11010101 10011111 11011101 11110101 01010111 01011101 00011101 1101 110101101 101111011 11011011 01010101 10110101 101101 101101001 10011101 10110101 11110011 11010001 110101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 363
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • 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; that, he, thee, be are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Renaissance;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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