This is an analysis of the poem On Knowledge that begins with:

Lights in the world are those, who know,
Guides of mankind are those, who know...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabaXabaXacacaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011111 10111111 11010101 11010111 01000001 11000111 01010101 01000111 11000101 11011111 11010101 01010111 11110101 01011111 11001101 10010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 555
  • Average number of words per stanza: 106
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; who, those, know are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines know is repeated).

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  • summary of On Knowledge;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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