This is an analysis of the poem Fragment that begins with:

As the poor schoolboy, when the slow-paced months
Have brought vacation times, and one by one... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbbdXcadXXaXede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011110111 1101011111 0111010111 1101010101 1101110101 10010010101 11010000101 1101110101 0100010101 0101111101 0110010101 1101100101 1101110111 0101010101 10011001 10010111101 1111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 712
  • Average number of words per stanza: 129
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and, of are repeated.

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

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