This is an analysis of the poem Ennui (Thou) that begins with:

Thou art immured in some sad garden sown with dust
Of fruit of Sodom that bedims the summer ground,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaXbbc dcddcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1110001110101 010101100101 110001010101 110111010101 0101110110000 110100010101 110101110101 1111011100101 110101110101 11111110101 001101011111 110011010101 110111010101 1110000010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 354
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Ennui (Thou);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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