This is an analysis of the poem With The Lark that begins with:

Night is for sorrow and dawn is for joy,
Chasing the troubles that fret and annoy;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddaacC aaeecC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011011011 1001011101 1011011111 1011011111 1011111001 11001001001 1001101101 1011001101 1101101101 111111101101 11101111101 111001001001 101101011000 101111101001 111001101111 111001001011 111101111101 111001001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 302
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, for, in, i, of, be are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word lark at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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