This is an analysis of the poem The Simplon Pass that begins with:

------Brook and road
Were fellow-travellers in this gloomy Pass, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdaceefcadXcdcfbXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111 01010000101 100011010010 10110010101 01010100001 0101010101 10010111001 1101010101 0101000111 0111010111 11001111011 1001000011 1101000101 001011100010 1011010101 01110011010 0011100111 1000010101 0111000100 0111111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 858
  • Average number of words per stanza: 145
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; and, of are repeated.

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

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

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