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

A faun-cry romps through sparks,
In the parks cascades of light foam,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a X b c b b b c a b b X d X a X c a XXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011111 00101011 0101001101 0010110101 01101000010010 1101101 1010111 11101111 0001010111 10001101 01010010 10010010110 010001010010 0101001101 111011 01100101100 01011010 1101010 01011110 010111000010
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 35
  • Average number of words per stanza: 6
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 a is repeated.

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

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

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