This is an analysis of the poem Beetle And Moth that begins with:

There's a bug at night that goes
Drowsily down the garden ways;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabcbcBbBdedebbeeX X fgfgbhXhBbBiaiajjaaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,1,20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011111 10010101 10000101 1010101 10100101 1010001 1010111 1010111 1111101 0111111 0011101 11101010 10101110 10011010 11100110 1010111 00101101 11111010 10101010 10111010 1 1011001 1110101 1011101 10100111 0110111 1011111 1010101 1010101 1111101 0110111 0011101 10111010 1010111 11001010 1010101 1010111 1111111 1011101 1011101 00101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 413
  • Average number of words per stanza: 81
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Beetle And Moth;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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