This is an analysis of the poem A Spring Evening that begins with:

Come evening, friend, who surrounds my forehead with darkness
Gliding on paths through soft-green sowing....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a X X b X X X b X b X X a b XXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101101110010 101111110 101110100110 00101100010 0101110011011 101011100101 00101010110 0101110001 110111101 1101110 0110101010 1111010000100 11010100 11111001010 10101001 11010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 42
  • Average number of words per stanza: 7
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of A Spring Evening;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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