This is an analysis of the poem City Dusk that begins with:

COME out . . . . out
To this inevitable night of mine ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcca dedefdf agdg eDdDbbXbagg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,7,4,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111 0001000101 1110011 11001100 111111 01000101 11111010100 0111011001 11111000111 111111 11000101110 10010101 10101110 111111101 111111 1101000101 1010111 10101010001 0101 10111010101 0101 1100110011 001001111 1001110101 01001010001 1101010111 111101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 208
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; and is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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