This is an analysis of the poem The Island that begins with:

Does the wind sing in your ears at night, in the town,
Rattling the windows and doors of the cheap-built place? ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacac dedefgfg dhdhiaia
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101101111001 1000101100111 1110110110111 1110110111111 110010101101 11110111001 11011101101 01010111011001 111110111001 110110100101 111110110101 1100111101011 1111110011010 1010100110111 10100011001010 101110100111 101110110111 101101001001 10110100101 11110011101 1111111001001 0010110110111 111101111001 010111111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 437
  • Average number of words per stanza: 85
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 54 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, where, i, not are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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