This is an analysis of the poem Hall In Kharkov that begins with:

In the burgh of Kharkov-
bursting hail....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaabcdefaecXfXgbbg abhb dihfhX XdXjcaaX kkfkccXkXiXgKKkkkaaagdadcgaccgXfggcdjf X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,4,6,8,38,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001010 101 11 111 1011001010 1010 011101 10101110 1110101 0101 110 10 101010 010111 01101 11 101 1110101 110100101 10100101 01011101 1010111 11011100 110101010 0110111 1110001 11000100 101000010 1101011000 011001010 0010110000 010101 01111010 10110100 110001 11110011 00100001 1101000110 0101010 100011101010 0101 1 1 0111 100 1010 10 1 101 101 01010101 1110011 111 1 1 11111 11 1111 1101 101010111 10110100 1101 11 0101 01010 101111001 1010010101 1011100 10101 10001 01111100 111110 11111 1111 0101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 356
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 76
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, it, cop, hail are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words big, once, hail are repeated.

    The author used the same word there at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines hail, cop, again are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase hail connects the lines.

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  • summary of Hall In Kharkov;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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