This is an analysis of the poem Crossing The Ganges. Bharad-Vaja's Hermitage that begins with:

Morning dawned, and far they wandered, by their people loved and lost,
Drove through grove and flowering woodland, rippling rill and river crost,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aX bb bX aa cc dd ee ff dd bb Xc fX bb Xa ee dd gg aa aa eX hi ff ih aa ff aa jj kk ll aX ll dd dd ff dd kk aa aX gg ff iX ll bb dd cc lX aa gX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111101110111 11111001110011101 101010001110101 101110101010101 1010111010110111 111111101010100 101100111010101 101010111011101 1010101001011101 110010101011001 101110101010101 1011101011100001 101011001110101 101011101010101 111010101100101 101110101110101 10001010101011 1001010111010101 1010011101110001 101010101010101 111010101010101 111110101100101 101111100110111 1110101011001110 101011101011101 1111100111111101 1110010101111110 110010111010111 10101111000101 00111011001101 111010111011101 101100101010101 101011001010101 101010101110100 10101010011101 1110111000100101 101100101010101 101011101010101 101101101010101 1010111010101110 101011101010101 101111101010101 101010101011101 1001010100111101 10101010101101 101010101010101 111010101001101 111110101010101 111110101010001 101110101011101 111010101010101 101010100010101 111010101011101 011010101001001 111110100010011 111110101010111 111100110110101 111100111110101 111010101110101 111010101100111 101010101010101 1011100101010101 111011101010101 101000101000101 101110101110101 1010101010001001 001010111010101 1010101010010101 111010101011001 001110101010101 101110101010111 1110101010010001 100010100011101 101000101110101 101110111110101 111010101100111 101110101010101 111110101010100 101010101011111 101010111111001 101110101110011 1111101011110010 1010001001010101 101011101110101 101010101010101 1010011101010101 1110100101110101 101110101111101 101010101010111 1111101010010111 100010101110101 101111001011101 10101010101001001 1010101010101001 110010110100100 1010111010011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 48
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 96
  • Average number of symbols per line: 63 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, they, of, our, your, in are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Crossing The Ganges. Bharad-Vaja's Hermitage;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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