This is an analysis of the poem Excelsior that begins with:
WHO has gone farthest? For lo! have not I gone farther?
And who has been just? For I would be the most just person of the... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcdaXeafXgdbgeXXghefhdXc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 25,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1111011111110 1110111100111000 1 111101110110 11101001110011111110 10011 11110111101000111 111010111010 11101111110000101 0111101001011110 11101111110010110 1000101 110100111110100110 1 1110101001101011 11101111101111 11011 1110101001111110 0001010010101 110100011100010111101 1010100101110001011 1110101110011 1 111111101111100100 100011011011
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 1453
- Average number of words per stanza: 251
- Amount of lines: 25
- Average number of symbols per line: 57 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 10
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; who, for, i, and, has are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
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- summary of Excelsior;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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