This is an analysis of the poem The Gold Of Night that begins with:

In the houses where one
still converses with neighbors...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcadbacaeadaXfcgXefgaXff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001011 1100010 010101010 0100110 10010 10011101 10110 0101001 011001111 11101 001010101 111010 0101110 1000101010 1011101101 0101010 111101 111010 1010110 110101110 10101010 11110010 1111011 01001 1010010 10101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 774
  • Average number of words per stanza: 135
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; silent is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines silent is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase silent connects the lines.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Gold Of Night;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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