This is an analysis of the poem Second Nature that begins with:
WHEN I was young how fair the skies,
Such folly of cloud, such blue depths wise,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddeeff aaccff aaccffXbbbbee
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,13,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11111101 110011111 11011101 110011001 11010111 11010001 11010111 11011001 11010111 11011111 11010111 10010111 01111101 11001001 11011101 10111101 10111001 10110111 10011111 11111001 11010111 11110011 11110101 111100101 11111001 011100111 10110001 01011101 11101101 01111111
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 214
- Average number of words per stanza: 44
- 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.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; such, of, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words such, and are repeated.
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- summary of Second Nature;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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