This is an analysis of the poem Easter Even that begins with:

There is nothing more that they can do
For all their rage and boast;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abab cdce fbfb XgXg cfcf Ahah fXfi eidi bgbgXfdfd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 101011111 111111 10001001 10001 1001000101 101110 1111011101 110001 0101101001 111111 0101110101 010001 10101010 011101 1111010111 110001 101011101 110101 1101011111 110101 101011111 1111001 11101011 111111 101010101 0101000 1001000111 1101010 111010111 10101 101011101 010101 110010101 110101 0111110001 110101 101011111 110111 1101110101 101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 103
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 42
  • 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; his is repeated.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines is repeated).

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases , rest connect the lines.

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

  • summary of Easter Even;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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