This is an analysis of the poem Three—with The Moon And His Shadow that begins with:

With a jar of wine I sit by the flowering trees.
I drink alone, and where are my friends?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcbbXbdXX bdXcXXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0010111101001 110111111 101011111 1111110010 1111111011 110100111 101111 1111110011 11101 010011011 111000110011 110111001 11111110001 11011110100 10110011011 1110101101 1101110110 1010111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 356
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, us are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Three—with The Moon And His Shadow;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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