This is an analysis of the poem Fragment Ii that begins with:

The light of day was fading in the west,
The smoke no more from village chimneys curled,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abb XXb bbX bca deb fbe gad hac ede icj iae bjc iXb kal aXf ibj adi ebX meb agk Xjb mdc lab kahXbhca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101110001 0111010101 1101110111 11010001101 1101000111 1101100101 01110010101 1101010101 0101011100 01010100001 1100010100 0100110101 0110010101 1111010111 0100010001 010101101 1101010101 0011000101 0101010101 11010100111 0100001101 0101000101 0101001001 0111001101 11111101001 1101010101 1100111101 0101011101 01010111100 1101011101 1101010001 0101011101 1111110101 11010011001 1101010101 11001101001 0101111101 0111110001 1101010101 11001011100 11001100001 01010011100 0101011001 0101110100 0101010101 1101011101 01001110101 0101010111 1101010101 0101110101 0111010101 01001110101 01010001001 1101011001 1111010101 0101111101 0111110001 0101110101 1101000101 0111010001 0101010100 0100100001 1111011101 1011010101 0111010101 01001010100 0101011100 1101010101 1101010101 1101011001 1101111111 1101010101 1111110111 0101010111 0101110111 1111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 25
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 76
  • 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; of, and, her, she are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Fragment Ii;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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