This is an analysis of the poem Midnight Oil that begins with:
Cut if you will, with Sleep's dull knife,
Each day to half its length, my friend,—...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXaX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 10100111 110101110 00111111 11010101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
- Average number of words per stanza: 31
- Amount of lines: 4
- Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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- summary of Midnight Oil;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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