This is an analysis of the poem Veronica's Napkin that begins with:

THE Heavenly Circuit; Berenice's Hair;
Tent-pole of Eden; the tent's drapery;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababaXcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01001010001 1101001100 10001001111 010101101010 1101011101 1001000101 11010011101 0101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 320
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Veronica's Napkin;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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