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

Moon of leaves,
Moon of the falling leaves,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabXbaXcXd dccc cccceeec fXfF fF bbbXbbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,4,8,4,2,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101 100101 0111010 001 1111010 101 1101010101 1001000 10010101 0111010 011 100101 1101101 1111101 01101 10010101 11011101 10011 111 1111001001 1111011001 0101101001 111111 100101001 10010100 100100101 1111 00011111 1111 11110101 11010101 11010101 11110101 11110101 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, moon, and, dark, beneath are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words moon, and, now are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines leaves, moon, sun are repeated).

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

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

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