This is an analysis of the poem Now, As You Awaken… that begins with:
Now, as you awaken, remember the swan's
last dance. Did you dance with young angels ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XaXXbXaXcbdXXXcXXd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11101001001 110110110 1101000101 11110100010 100100100110 011111111 01101010010 00111011 01011101 10010101100 01110101010 11111010 011100101 1111100101 111111111 110100100111 1110111010 011001
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 754
- Average number of words per stanza: 142
- Amount of lines: 18
- Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word light is repeated.
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