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

In the warm yellow smile of the morning,
She stands at the lattice pane, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdeBE cfafdXXX abgbaXdX XbXbcgdg ghahibcb ahfhfjfj bkekibcbXdebeceBE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0011010010 1110101 11001110 1100101 111010110 1110101 11111010 11101111 101110010 10101101 11001110 11101011 11001010 11110101 1110101010 1111101 010010010 10100101 101011010 00111001 101101110 100101101 1101111110 1000111 11001010 11001001 1001011 101101 11001010 101101 10101010 100101 111010011 0110101 1011010010 100111 101110011 10101001 1111001111 1110101 110010010 1101001 110010111 00100101 101001111 11001001 11110010 1101101 01110011 1010111 101010111 1111111 110010011 1001101 1010011 101001 101110010 101111 101001010 11101111 11111010 11110101 11111010 11101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 287
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; she, counts, they, of, and, never, from are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words are, 'come, and, never are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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