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

They tell me she is beautiful, my City,
That she is colorful and quaint, alone... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbabXbaccccXbdbdefeececccfgfcgXXcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 35,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11110100110 1101001101 01010111111 01000101010 1101011111 11011001010 1111000111 01011100010 0101011101 01010101010 11110100010 0111000101 01110011010 0101010001 11110101010 1001110101 11010101010 1111010111 11010101010 1101010111 1100010101 1111010101 1001000101 1101011111 1011010111 1001111100 1101110101 1101110011 1001110101 0001010101 1011010111 0101111111 1101110101 0101010111 1111110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1647
  • Average number of words per stanza: 278
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; her, and are repeated.

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

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

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