This is an analysis of the poem Multitudes Turn In Darkness that begins with:

The half-shut doors through which we heard that music
Are softly closed. Horns mutter down to silence,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcddc abeXe Xbdbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111111110 11011101010 01110111 10100110101 1001010101 01001110111 111011010010 101111001010 1011111111 11111001110010 011111 1111001001111 1101010010010 1010101 1101111101010 1101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 239
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; in, we are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Multitudes Turn In Darkness;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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