This is an analysis of the poem Two Octaves that begins with:

Not by the grief that stuns and overwhelms ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X ababcdeX X ffeecfad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,1,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 1101111101 1101010001 1101010101 0101100101 1101010101 1101110101 0001010001 01000110011 1 1111010111 0101011101 0100010111 0101010101 0101111101 1001011111 10110010101 1101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 169
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Two Octaves;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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