This is an analysis of the poem Kumbha-Karna's Determination that begins with:

Ravan's brother Kumbha-karna, from his wonted slumber woke,
Mightiest he of all the Rakshas, thus in solemn accents spoke:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bb cc XX dd cc cc ee ff gg hh dX ee dX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010100010101 1001010101010101 101011001110101 1011111010101001 110010101011101 100010101010101 1010101010111010 10111010100001010 101011100110101 111111101110101 1010101010010111 111010101011101 101110101000101 101110101010101 101010100010101 111011101110101 101010110111011 101011101010111 110010101100101 1011101010001001 101011101111101 1110101011111001 101010101110101 111100101010111 101110101110111 100011111110101 110110101110101 1110101010100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 62 (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; of, and, his, thy are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word vain is repeated.

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  • summary of Kumbha-Karna's Determination;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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