This is an analysis of the poem Where The Light And The Shadows Lie that begins with:

Many a wind is blowing, .
Our from the weary West,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacbc ddedefXF agXgahbhXaghgefcF
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001010 100101 1001010 101111 1001010 100101 110110111 1110101 1001010 011111 100100110 00100101 1001010 100111 110100101 10110111 11101110 1110101 1110110101 110111 1101110 110101 111110101 110101 1001110 110111 111100101 110111 1011010 101111 1111100101 10110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 252
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word many is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Where The Light And The Shadows Lie;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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