This is an analysis of the poem Those Accustomed To Sitting In Darkness that begins with:

Shiny things fade.
Eyes upon them dim....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXabXXbab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011 10101 010101 1100110 0101001 110101 010001101 11010010010 1 010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 252
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Those Accustomed To Sitting In Darkness;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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