This is an analysis of the poem The Mysterious Visitor that begins with:

Spirit, lovely guest, who are you?
Whence have you flown down to us?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdaef ghXigbiX cjckkjih dejdfhcl XjiclfXi ilciXbkc X XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,1,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101111 1111101 10110101 1110101 11110110 1111011 10101 1000101 1011101 1010101 1010 00101 10011 101111 10101 1011101 10111010 1110100 10111010 1001100 1110101 101010 101110101 1010101 101010 1010111 101010010 00101010 0011101 1110101 1010101 10111 1011101010 01100 11111010 10111 1010101 11111 11101010 11101 10110010 1010011 101010001 1110101 101010001 10101011 10101 1110101 11111 111111 11111 11111 11111 11111 11111 1111 11111 111111 111 11111 11111 1111 11111 111111 11111 11111 11111 1111 1111111 11111 1111 11111 111111 11111 111111 1111 11111 111111 111111 11111 111111 111111 1111 1111111 1111 1111 11111 111111 1111 11111 11111 1111 11111 11111 111111 1111 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 624
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 98
  • Average number of symbols per line: 82 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, where, to, 1, о are repeated.

    The author used the same words was, or, не, 104 at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase о connects the lines.

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  • summary of The Mysterious Visitor;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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