This is an analysis of the poem Into The Dusk-Charged Air that begins with:

Far from the Rappahannock, the silent
Danube moves along toward the sea....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcaddeeefgXgheceXiXjakdckXeclcemXabilfhaeaaecklalekjmXjklaeehkdhjXehlkhlanXllXXhXcclXhdfkhkhhhnmbldhXXilXhXleleXgmhl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 117,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001010010 101010101 01111110 100101001 1011011001 110101 011010111 111010011 110010 100100001010 10100110 0010111010 11101001010 101001101010101 01101000 11010110 1100001001010 10101001010 1010101 0101010 101001010 1010010111 11101001 01100101 101101100 10100111 101010101011 01110101 10010101010 01001101010101 010010101010 010101100 11001000100 10111010 1001101101 011010111001 010001001 01001 1001100101 0101011101 1010111001 01101010 101011010 011001 101001010010 1010111010 0111101010 100001010 101011101 1010001101101 1011100 01011 001010 101001101010 01010010 111010010010 10011010101 101000101011 110110101011 10010110111 1010001001 011001010 01100101101 111111 010001101 100100100010 10111001001 100111010101 10110010001 0101011001 0111010101 01011010 110101010010 10010100000011011 1010101010 01010001011 1010101010 111010101 1101010110100 101010010111 0101101101011 10010000010110 001001110110 0101000101010 0010001011 10100100101101 01010101001 0100101101 1100101011010 1000101001 01101101 0101010010 1010010100 010100101101 101010010101 0100010011010 101010010 110100010101 010111010101 1010011111 0100011110101 10010010100 10101010 0101101 01010010000100 0101001010 01010110101 0101101010 100000110010 10100001010 11010010 1001110 1100100010 011110100 11010101 01000101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2324
  • Average number of words per stanza: 401
  • Amount of lines: 116
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; flows, and are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines stones is repeated).

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Into The Dusk-Charged Air;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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