This is an analysis of the poem Part V: Ex Fumo Dare Lucem that begins with:

['Twixt the Cup and the Lip]
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  • Rhyme scheme: a b cdcdefef ghghfifX hehejkjk elelegeg mnmngdgX hoXopeXe lllljljl p hjhjogog qcqcqpqp glglhphp cfcfcjXj glgllrlr memehehe hdhdXpmp b hiXigsgs hmhmmama aeaeqmdm loloqoqo lclclglg lXlmgkgX cmcmcdcd lplphehe mfmfqgqg Xomocmcm lplppjpj hpXpepXX cncntsts
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,1,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,1,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101101 10 1110110010 01001001 1010110110 11001011 1010110011 11001011 010110011 01001011 1110110110 0010010010 0011010010 0011010010 1010111010 11001001 1111110010 101001001 1010011010 01001001 010111110 01011011 010010111 101011011 111010111 11011111 011010110 11101001 1010011010 11101011 110010110 11011001 1111110110 111101001 010110010 11010111 111111010 11011001 0111111111 01001011 111011011 11111001 111110110 11001011 11111011 01011111 111111111 11111011 1011010010 11001101 11101010 11101001 111110010 1100101 1011011011 11001101 1011111011 11011111 01 1011110010 001111011 111111010 11011101 110111010 11001011 110101010 01011001 1010011110 01001011 11101111110 111111111 110010110 11101001 1111110010 01111001 111010110 11001001 111111110 01101011 111011010 11101001 110110110 11001001 1111011010 01011011 1010011010 101001001 1010011011 101111111 00101100110 11101011 1011011010 11101001 1010010110 11001011 1111010110 11101011 010110110 01011001 1011011011 01101101 110110111 11101011 111011010 11001001 101110010 11001001 110111010 11001111 110010110 01101011 1011011000 11101001 1010110010 001011001 101 111110110 11011011 1111111110 11011001 100111110 11011111 1110110010 11011011 1010110010 01111101 011110110 01101111 1111111110 11101001 0010110110 11011001 111110111 01011001 111011111 11111111 1011110010 111011010 1110011011 110111010 1111010010 01111111 110111010 101101001 111010110 11101001 1011010010 01001011 1111011010 11101001 1110111010 11011101 1111110110 11111001 1011011110 101111001 111011110 111110011 111010110 11101111 1110111010 01001111 1111011110 1011011011 0010010010 001001001 0010011010 001101011 0010011010 001101101 1110011010 11001101 110011010 01111011 011010110 11001111 110111110 101011011 0010110010 11001001 010111110 101001101 1011111110 101111011 1111110010 101101101 110110110 11011111 110011100 11101010 111010110 01011001 1010010010 11011101 0010110010 11001001 110011010 11011001 101111110 01001101 1110110010 1010001011 10100010010 1010001001 1010011110 101001111 1111111010 011111001 1100010110 10010110111 010111100 1001100100 010110110 11011101 1011010010 01111001 1111011010 11101111 1011011010 101101101 1011110110 01101101 1010110110 11111101 1010010100 01011111 110011010 000110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 34
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 258
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 230
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; with, of, in, i, it, i'm, and, my, one, to, they, like, stale, he, past, nor are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words with, in, and, they, but, he, the, are, nor are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Part V: Ex Fumo Dare Lucem;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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