This is an analysis of the poem The Russian Mind that begins with:

Willful and avid mind,-
The Russian mind is dangerous as flame:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXa XXXX bbXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101101 0101010011 1100011 01010101 101010010 01011111 010100 0010101 111010101 0010101 010010101 1000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; mind is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word like at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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