This is an analysis of the poem At The Brink Of Night that begins with:

My room and this distance,
awake upon the darkening land,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbca daddcaeXdXeXdXba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010 010101001 111101 1011 10100 1100110 1010010 110101 1010011010 1001 1101 1100101 10101101 11101001 0101 1101101101 0001100 011101 110 010 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 260
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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