This is an analysis of the poem Often that begins with:
Often it is not the pain.
But the agony that remains long after, ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXb XXcac deXefXaaabfad
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,5,13,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1000101 10100101110 11 10001010 101011 0011101 11101 1010 10000100 01011001 100011 101 0101101 1100001 1100010 1110 0111 0101101 10 001101
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 121
- Average number of words per stanza: 23
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.
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- summary of Often;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
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