This is an analysis of the poem Black Shadow that begins with:

When I think that you have parted,
Black shadow that overshades me,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabacabbbXXcXXaa X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111110 111110001 10101110 10110101 1110111 00101111 1110111 1110111 01100111 01100111 11101010 101101 101110101 1101111 1011011 1111111 01010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 273
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, that, and, me are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, if are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Black Shadow;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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