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

I. Evening.
Rest, beauty, stillness: not a waif of a cloud... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcb cdcded efe fgf gbg beb ehe heh bfi h jhk hlh lfl fkX jik ihf hjh kbX bfb fdd X dld lbX bhb heh eme mnm nln Xel efe e fjf kbj bbb beb eee ebe bbX bkb jif c gjg jhk hjh jcj coo X bcb cec efe fhf hlh lel elX e lkl jck cec eoX ojo jjk jlk lcc a k
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,3,6,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,1,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,1,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,1,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,1,3,3,3,3,3,1,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,1,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,1,3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 110 11010101001 0111100101 1101011101 0111110101 1100011111 1001011101 1100010001 0101011011 0101010101 0111011111 1101110101 0101110111 01100110111 10010111001 0101111111 1101010101 0100010101 0101100101 1011111111 0101010100 1001111101 1101111100 0011010101 0111010111 0101010101 01010100101 0101001101 1101110011 0111011101 1101011100 11010 1101110101 1111011101 1111010100 10010100011 1100011100 1101010101 101010000111 0101011111 1011010100 1011110101 11010100100 01010101010 1101111101 11011100010 0101110100 0101110110 1101110101 1001100001 01011101101 1101011111 1001010101 01110010100 0111010101 0100100101 0111011111 1111100101 110001111 1111011101 0100010001 0101010101 1100 1101000111 0101010100 0101111111 0100010101 11010111001 11110100100 0111111101 0101010101 1101110101 01110101101 1111010100 1111110101 1101000111 1111011101 1100010101 0101011111 1001000101 0111010011 1101110011 11010011111 1011110111 10001001000 0101010101 0101111111 011100011 1001110101 01010100011 110 0101010101 0101111111 1001110101 0101010100 01110100101 0101010100 0101011101 1101110101 0101011101 0111011111 1011111100 1101011011 0101010101 1111010111 1100111101 10101110101 1011010101 11001011101 0101010101 1001011101 01010101100 0111110101 1011110100 00110110110 11110101011 1101010100 1101010101 1001 1110010111 0101110111 10101111101 01001110001 1101011101 1101101100 01110110001 0011010101 1100010110 1101110101 0101110101 11010111001 010110000101 01001011111 1101111101 11 00101011101 10010010101 1111011101 11011001001 0111000101 1011010101 1101111001 0101010111 1101011111 11111101111 0101110101 1001011101 0111010111 1111110111 1011110110 11001110011 10110011001 0101010101 01001011101 10101011101 0111001000 1011 1111010101 0101110100 1011111100 0101011101 1101100101 1011010100 011000010101 11010101001 0101110111 1001101001 1100011111 1110111000 0101011101 00010010110 1111111111 0101010111 1111010001 01010100100 1101110111 1101110101 0101011100 1101110101 1011011101 1011010011 101001 1101011100 0111011111 1101010111 1001010011 0101110111 1001110101 1101010101 00110010101 0110101101 10111011101 1001010001 01011000100 0101010100 11001011111 1101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 70
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 121
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 204
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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; of, and, her, to, with are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words of, the, a, and are repeated.

    The author used the same words the, to at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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