This is an analysis of the poem Dirge In Cymbeline that begins with:

SUNG BY GUIDERUS AND ARVIGARUS OVER FIDELE, SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD.
TO fair Fidele's grassy tomb... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbc dede fgfg haha fifiXdada
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110011000101001001 01100101 11110111 1100101001 110101001 11011101 01010101 11010101 11010111 11011101 11011101 01111101 11110101 010111010 11010101 010111010 01011111 11011101 01011101 110111001 01011111 11011101 11010101 010111111 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 143
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thee is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word no is repeated.

    The author used the same word no at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Dirge In Cymbeline;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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