This is an analysis of the poem Black-Out that begins with:

These English actors are too mild,
Who seek to have their wrongs redressed.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXab acac bdbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010111 110111100 11001001 11000101 110100010 01011101 010111010 01110101 10010101 11110011 101011101 11011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Black-Out;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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