This is an analysis of the poem My Universities that begins with:

I learned not only from those
who brightly beam out of golden frames, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbcacdeXXfdddXadgaaddahbaadXiddddjkgiaaaXablXdamabbibgggmmdfmfebaadaXnabnakimglamaagaidaXgliXhlflhigbandbijonlanhgll Xo
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 118,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111001 110110101 1010111111 101111 11011 110110 1101101111 010 11110100 111111100 11101100 011010001 1111101 101011110 100011 101111 101010110 01110111 1101010 011100010 100010110 1100101 1101111101 010101 0010101 11010101011 1010110 10111010 1101011 111010 11 011101 01010011 110100110 1101011010 0011010 111 0010001010 1110101001100101 01011 1011010 10110 1111011 01101 0111000 1111110 011 110110101 1100101 111010101 111001001111 1101010010 111 11010 111010 100000101010 11100100110 1000110100 11110 11011111 0100111 1010010101 11010 100101001 101 11010101 111011001001 01101010 10010011 00100110010 1110001000100 110011110 110101011 1101011111 11010 010110 110101011 11101 111 101011010 1010001 010010011 11110110 010110 0010001010 1111 111010 01101 01001011 1011110 101100 10110101 111110101 011010111 111001 11101101 01011 10111101 111011 1100111 10101 1010010 1101011 010110 1110100100 0100000100 1111010 111010010 1101110 11010 111010010 10111001 111011100110 11011011110 111010 01111 111011 110101 010110001001101111101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2674
  • Average number of words per stanza: 335
  • Amount of lines: 120
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; from, in, of, and, i, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, i, not are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines you is repeated).

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  • summary of My Universities;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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