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

Just for a space I met her –
Just for a day in the train! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcbCb adadadad cccXefef gfXfhiXi gjgjXkek fhfhXidi lclclflf Xflfajaj dmdmbkXk cfcfnbnb ofofcbCb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101110 1101001 0011110110 1100101 1110110010 11001001 1110010110 1001001 1011111010 01011001 1110110010 111001101 1110010010 001111001 1010110110 10100101 1011011110 011011111 1010010010 001001011 111110110 111011111 1011110110 11101011 110111011 11101001 101111001 00101001 1111101010 11001011 110110100 11011011 1110010101 111001001 1110010101 11000101 11100010110 11011001 010011010 11011011 110111110 001001001 1010111110 001001001 1011010010 11001011 1010011010 01011011 111001010 00101101 00111110 11100100 11101010 1100111 10110110 0010001101 111001010 0100111 101110010 10100111 111110110 0111001 110110110 1111001 1110010010 01111011 110010110 111001111 111010110 101001011 1010110100 01001101 111011010 01101111 111101010 001011001 1010110010 101011001 1111011010 11111101 111110010 10001001 110010010 11001001 0110111010 10110001 1110010110 1001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 302
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 88
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; and, she, i, then, of, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words just, and, then, not are repeated.

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

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

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