This is an analysis of the poem Life that begins with:
All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab bcbc dddd efef ceceXcccc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 10011101 101101 11111101 110100 11111101 110101 11010101 011101 01011101 110111 01111111 110111 11010101 110101 11110111 110101 11110101 110101 11010101 110101 11111111 011101 11111001 111001
- Amount of stanzas: 6
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 127
- Average number of words per stanza: 24
- Amount of lines: 24
- Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- 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; we is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word but is repeated.
If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:
- summary of Life;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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