This is an analysis of the poem Impromptu, In Reply To A Friend that begins with:

When, from the heart where Sorrow sits,
Her dusky shadow mounts too high,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabcbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011101 01011111 110010111 11011101 11111111 11110111 101101001 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 309
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • 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.

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  • summary of Impromptu, In Reply To A Friend;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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