This is an analysis of the poem Conrad In Twilight that begins with:

Conrad, Conrad, aren't you old
To sit so late in your mouldy garden? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXab cdcd XeaeXe bffbXXgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,6,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101011 0111011010 11110101 100111011 01010010010 100001001 011001010 011001011 10101010 1011111 011101010 10111111 101111110 110101100 111101110 1010110 10111111 100101001 10111011010 111111010 01010101 01111011 101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 212
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; conrad, his, of are repeated.

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

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

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