This is an analysis of the poem The Knight's Epitaph that begins with:
This is the church which Pisa, great and free,
Reared to St. Catharine. How the time-stained walls,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcbddefghggfggibX bgbXdbdhhbhedbjaXhXkkaXkieja XXgbcdbX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,28,8,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 0001110111 1011010111 1111101101 01000111001 1001010111 1101001001 0100111010 0101001100 1011110011 10011111001 0101010011 1101001101 1111110100 1111010011 0100011001 0001010001 01001110101 0111110101 1101011100 1101011101 0101100101 0100110011 0101011101 10001010001 1100110101 1101010101 1101000111 0111001101 1101010011 1101111111 01111001011 0011010101 0100011101 1001010101 0101011100 0101001011 0101010101 0101110101 11010101001 1101010101 01001001100 1111010101 1111011101 1101010110 0101011101 1101110111 11010010011 11010101010 1101010011 1101010101 1001100100100 1001001001 1001010101 111100010010
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 770
- Average number of words per stanza: 136
- Amount of lines: 54
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, this, as, he, his, of are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, as are repeated.
The author used the same word 'he at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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- summary of The Knight's Epitaph;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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