This is an analysis of the poem April Dusk that begins with:

April dusk
It is tragic to be a poet now...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa bcbX bdXdd eXec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101 0010000101 11010 1000100101 11111011 01011011 111111011100 111110101110 01001101 0011101001 111010111 1001111001 110110000111 110001010101 110110101010 1111100101 01110110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 155
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of April Dusk;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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