This is an analysis of the poem Two People Eat Honey that begins with:

Beyond the window the moon may be in riot
With the winter night. But your voice having ceased...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXaabcbXdadceXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 010100110010 00101111101 00111011000 01001001101 1111010110 1101010101 011001010010 001010011 110111111010 110111111 0111011101 010010011111 011010101110 111001101 111001011011 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 697
  • Average number of words per stanza: 125
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; your is repeated.

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  • summary of Two People Eat Honey;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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