This is an analysis of the poem Before The Dawn that begins with:

But like love
the archers...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXB XXXX XXXX aXB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,4,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic trimeter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 111 010 11 01011 01010 11001 10 01001 11101 1110 101 1111 010 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 56
  • Average number of words per stanza: 11
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 15 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Before The Dawn;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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