This is an analysis of the poem The Last Proof that begins with:

An Epilogue To Any Book
'FINIS at last--the end, the End, the END!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aabXXXccddXXdXbb XXXX eeffbb bbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,16,4,6,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11010101 1011010101 1101010111 1111000101 01011000010 11011101100 01100011100 1101110111 1110000111 1111010101 1101111101 1101111111 1110011101 11010100101 1111111100 1101110101 1111110101 11010011010 11111101100 1101110101 0111101110 1110010111 1101010101 1101010111 11011010101 1101110101 0101010101 1011011101 1011010011 1111111101 1100111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 265
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; end, ', of, and, no, more, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words no, there are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines 's, ' are repeated).

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  • summary of The Last Proof;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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