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

Far away is one who now is sleeping
In the same world and the same darkness,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abacbbX dccacca aeafeef ghgdhhd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010111010 001110110 110110 1111110111 1111000100 101001 01110100111 1111110101 111101011 111111 1111110001 1110010011 111101 1101110111 01111101010 1101111111 111110 0100011110 11110110101 110111 0111001101 1111010001 1111101100 110001 10101001110 01001010100 111100 0101001111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 255
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • 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; no, her, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word one is repeated.

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  • summary of The Clock;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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