This is an analysis of the poem In The Fog that begins with:

I stared into the valley: it was gone—
wholly submerged! A vast flat sea remained, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aba bcb Xcc dbd ebe fbf gbg chcXh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1100010011 1001011101 1011110111 1111110111 010010001110 1111110111 11010100010 1001010100 010100101010 101101101001 1111110111 1111010111 1001110111 1010010111 1111011101 0100010101 11010001010 1111010101 11110111110 1110010101 11111100110 11110001010 0011010001 11111111110 0111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 120
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of In The Fog;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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