This is an analysis of the poem Aurora Borealis that begins with:

    A crystallization of color spreads from the upper regions of the dark sky towards the trembling nipples of the waves. The...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2304
  • Average number of words per stanza: 388
  • Amount of lines: 7
  • Average number of symbols per line: 328 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 55
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, light, samson, green, pillars, in, bull, sun are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines night is repeated).

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

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