This is an analysis of the poem The Waiting that begins with:
I wait and watch: before my eyes
Methinks the night grows thin and gray;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abaab cdccd eaXea fbffb ghggh igXig
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 11110111 10011111 11110101 01010110 01010001 11111101 11011111 11010111 11010101 01010101 11010011 11110101 11111110 01010101 11000101 10110101 01011111 010100001 01001111 01010101 01011001 11110101 11111101 11111101 11110100 110011100 11110111 11111110 01010101 10110101
- Amount of stanzas: 6
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
- Average number of words per stanza: 34
- Amount of lines: 30
- Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, one, oh are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, the, oh are repeated.
The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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- summary of The Waiting;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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