This is an analysis of the poem The Watch that begins with:
I wakened on my hot, hard bed;
Upon the pillow lay my head; ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbccdddd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110011111 01010111 01010111 11011101 11010001 110100001 110101001 11111111 11111111 11111111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 366
- Average number of words per stanza: 67
- Amount of lines: 10
- Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; my, i, so, sick are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines quick is repeated).
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- summary of The Watch;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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