This is an analysis of the poem Penumbra that begins with:

I DID not look upon her eyes,
(Though scarcely seen, with no surprise, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbccbbbddeeedafffgXhhXiiggX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 30,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110101 11010101 11010101 01111101 11010111 10110101 11010101 01011111 01011101 10110111 10110001 11110111 11010100 01110111 0011110 10110111 10010101 11110111 01010111 11111101 11111111 110011110 10110100 11111100 11101111 11010011 110101001 01110101 101100111 11110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1092
  • Average number of words per stanza: 204
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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