This is an analysis of the poem Mirage that begins with:
Is it a will-o'-the-wisp, or is dawn breaking,
That our horizon wears so strange a hue?... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab acac cdcd efeX XgXg hihi fifi jkjk aiXiXajaa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 000010110110 1101011101 00111111110 0111111101 11001101010 0101100101 1101111010 0101010101 101100101010 0101010101 10010101010 1001000101 10010100010 1001110111 10011101010 0101010101 111110010010 1111010101 11010111011 1111000101 110101011110 1001010101 01111111010 0101110001 11110110010 11110001001 10110101110 1001110101 11110101010 1011111101 01011100010 0111001111 11110101010 0111110101 01010101100 1011000101 01110111010 1001011001 11110101010 111111
- Amount of stanzas: 10
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 181
- Average number of words per stanza: 32
- Amount of lines: 41
- Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; of, and, with, to, no are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words no, the are repeated.
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- summary of Mirage;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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