This is an analysis of the poem On The Stage that begins with:

Lights, in a multi-coloured mist,
From indigo to amethyst,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccb XXddeed
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 10010101 01010100 0101010101 110111 1101010111 110101 1111111111 11001111 01000101 1101010111 011101 0101011001 111100 1100110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 236
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; and, then are repeated.

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

  • summary of On The Stage;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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