This is an analysis of the poem Strength Overshadows that begins with:
Dulling are those thorns,
Once sharpened to prick....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ABcdb defef ABecb cacXXc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,6,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 10111 11001 1110100 00101 1110101 111 1101 01010011 111001 001011011 10111 11001 101001001 0010001100 100101101 1110001110 011010 10100010 0011100 1000100 1001010111101
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 163
- Average number of words per stanza: 26
- Amount of lines: 21
- Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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 Strength Overshadows;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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