This is an analysis of the poem The Obscure Night Of The Soul that begins with:

Upon an obscure night,
Fevered with love in love's anxiety,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXAbB aXAXB cdcdd eXedd fafaa aeaee gdgdd ahahh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011011 1001010100 110101 111101 1011111100 110101 1101011000 110101 111100 1011111100 110100 0101111101 111101 010111 1110111011 110111 1101010010 111111 011101 1101111101 111111 1111010101 111101 100101 1001010001 0111001 1011110111 101111 010101 0100010101 101101 10010110101 010101 011001 1011011101 111101 1111111101 111111 101111 0101010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 160
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; o, night, and, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words o, lover are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word be at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of The Obscure Night Of The Soul;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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