This is an analysis of the poem Is It Well? that begins with:
Saw you the youth, with the face like the morning,
Refilling the glass, that foamed white as the sea?... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abaXXXcXXc dedeXXbffX agagXafddf
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11010011010 100011101101 11011111010 1101011011 111110 011010 111101001001 1011010 1011010 111101011001 11110111110 1100101101 011110010010 0101111001 10010100 111110 101011111101 1011110 011010 11101011011 10010011010 1101111101 11111011010 11110101011 1101100 011010 11101001101 00010 011010 0101111001
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 398
- Average number of words per stanza: 78
- Amount of lines: 32
- Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, where are repeated.
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- summary of Is It Well?;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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