This is an analysis of the poem Living that begins with:

Slow bleak awakening from the morning dream
Brings me in contact with the sudden day. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaAbccdea bXAefgea edadXdca ggaeehdfha eacXii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,8,8,10,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010000101 1101100101 110101 11110101110 101010111 01110100110 11000101010 01010101010 101101 10111100110 11001110111 110101 1001010101 010111010010 10011101110 111101000110 000111 11010101010 11001101010 110011 11000110010 1111111001 11110111110 11110101010 101101 01010001011 0111010111 011111 11001001010 11110101010 110011001010 10110101010 01111101010 01010101010 110001 1111010111 1111010111 11010101010 1110111101 111101 101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 317
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • 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.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, give are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Living;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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