This is an analysis of the poem This Is The Horror That, Night After Night that begins with:

This is the horror that, night after night,
Sits grinning on my pillow -- that I meant... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaaaaa ababaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0001011101 1101110111 0101010100 0011010101 0001010001 1111010101 0101010100 0011010101 11101111000 1101010111 10010100001 0101010101 111111001110 1101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 308
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of This Is The Horror That, Night After Night;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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