This is an analysis of the poem Nocturne that begins with:

The corncrake's song rings in my ears,
above the rye a full moon sails;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbccddbebeffgghh X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 010011011 01010111 01011101 11010101 11111111 01010111 01011111 01010101 010010101 01111101 11111101 11111101 11010111 01011111 111101110 111001010 01111001 11011101 01011101 01000011 0101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 382
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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