This is an analysis of the poem Nocturne that begins with:
The sunset gun booms out in hollow roar
Night breathes upon the waters of the bay ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abba cddc effe cggcXceec
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 0111110101 1101010001 0101010001 1001110101 0101110101 0111000111 1001000111 0101010101 10110101 0101000111 1011110101 1101000101 0111011101 1100010001 1101110100 1101110101 1011011001 01010101001 1001010101 01110010001
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 166
- Average number of words per stanza: 29
- Amount of lines: 20
- 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; in is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word a is repeated.
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- summary of Nocturne;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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