This is an analysis of the poem A White Night that begins with:

THE land lay deluged by the Moon;
The molten silver of the lake ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dadaXX cacaee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110101 01010001 100100101 01111111 11010101 11000101 11011101 10010101 11010101 11110111 01111100 11010100 1010001 01110101 11110101 11010001 101100101 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 208
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; in, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and are repeated.

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  • summary of A White Night;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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