This is an analysis of the poem Apocalypse that begins with:

Before I found her I had found
Within my heart, as in a brook,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd eaea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01110111 01111001 01000101 010010101 11110100 11000101 11111101 11010101 11011111 01010001 01110101 10010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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 Apocalypse;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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