This is an analysis of the poem At The Window that begins with:

I have not always had this certainty, this pessimism which reassures the best among us. There was
a time when my friends laughed at me. I was not...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX a XXXXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,1,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101000101011010101111 0111111111101001101001001 1111111110011110010111100 100100010100101001111010101 110111101011011101010 110101101111110110101010 10110101101100110011101010 011111010010010100001110 100111101010101101011101 01111000101011101011011110 1010011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 325
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 11
  • Average number of symbols per line: 88 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 17
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, not, my, to, of are repeated.

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  • summary of At The Window;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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