This is an analysis of the poem The Seen And The Unseen that begins with:

THEY cry, 'How light the heart and bright,
From which proceed such strains of...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXaX abXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110111 0101110 10 11010111 110101010 0111101 110101110 11010101 110100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 168
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of The Seen And The Unseen;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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