This is an analysis of the poem Under The Light, Yet Under that begins with:

Under the Light, yet under,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abab Xcdc aXXd XXXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 1001110 1001101 1001010 100101 101111 00101 101111 00111 1001110 10010010 10010100 100101 1011110 10110100 11010010 0101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 90
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words under, over, further are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases under, over connect the lines.

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  • summary of Under The Light, Yet Under;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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