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

The pale road winds faintly upward into the dark skies,
And beside it on the rough grass that the wind invisibly stirs, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaababcddcefef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111101000011 1010101110110001 10111011010100 1010000110111 1010101110101 1101001010111 1010111010101 1110101110111 1101010001011 1111111010011 1101011100101 110000100110111 110101110100101 0110111010101 10101100000101 1010010111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 939
  • Average number of words per stanza: 167
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 58 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

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