This is an analysis of the poem The Past that begins with:
MAKE strong your door with bolt and bar,
Make every window fast; ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababcaXa debeceXe dfXfXgfg
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11110111 1100101 11110111 111101 110101101 110101 111101101 110111 0010110101 111111 111100101 1100101 11111111 100111 100110111 1100111 110111111 1100111 11111100111 00100101 1100111101 1101101 111111101 1111011
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 275
- Average number of words per stanza: 56
- Amount of lines: 26
- Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- 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; and, ye, i are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words make, my, and, i are repeated.
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- summary of The Past;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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