This is an analysis of the poem The Reeds Around the Pond that begins with:

THE swallow flees. The twilight falls apace. The swallow flees, and the hawk follows. The moon is sparkling on the pond's chill face, and in its...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010111010101101100101001011110010101010 110101010111111101110001101010101111010101 01011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 3
  • Average number of symbols per line: 128 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 24
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of The Reeds Around the Pond;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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