This is an analysis of the poem Last Lines that begins with:

Jan 7th
A dreadful darkness closes in... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abab cdcd ecec fdfg hdhd cfcf cdcd aaaa ijij cgXd daka khkh alal cccc mdmd clcl X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11 01010100 110101 11110111 010101 11010101 111101 11110001 010111 10111111 111101 11110111 110101 11011111 010101 11010101 010100 11010111 1100111 010101001 010111 11110101 111101 11101101 110101 11110101 110101 11110101 110101 01100101 111111 11111101 110111 11011101 110111 11010101 110101 110100101 11010100 11010101 01111111 1110111 1010101 111101011 11111101 11010101 11011100 01111101 11110101 11011001 010101001 01010101 11110001 11111011 11001101 10110001 110101 01111101 110110 11110101 110111 11010101 111111 111001101 111111 10111
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 66
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; me, to, i, these, and, more are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, i, these, that, more are repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Last Lines;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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