This is an analysis of the poem Within And Without: Part Iv: A Dramatic Poem that begins with:

And should the twilight darken into night,
And sorrow grow to anguish, be thou strong;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 403
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 171
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 2440
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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, weep, for, in, love, me, thy, of, than, i, him, beauty, to, my, her, heaven, she, behind, never, his, should, thee, drop, you, it, then, thought, thou, write, on, saw, we, how, life, all, with, no, mother, hurt, nor, its, he, joy, would, beat, wait are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, , the, than, in, i, behind, my, where, you, but, to, how, that, o are repeated.

    The author used the same words love, i, if, he, oh at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines , pretty, thought, me, dream, star, will, joy, know, her are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same words her, mine at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases , love, i, saved, joy, lilia, you connect the lines.

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  • summary of Within And Without: Part Iv: A Dramatic Poem;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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