This is an analysis of the poem Too Much Light that begins with:

It was a mighty snug resort, that Sydney-side hotel:
A snug resort where fellows dined 'not wisely, but too well';... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaa bbXX ccXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101110101 01011101110111 010111011101010 110100011101110 110001011101010 1110010101010110 11010101110101 11111101010101 11010101110101 11010001100101 1100010111111 11110101111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 238
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Too Much Light;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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