This is an analysis of the poem Now The Day Is Over that begins with:

Now the day is over,
Night is drawing nigh,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb dede XdcX fbcb afXf dgbg XdXd afXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010 10101 110010 10101 101010 10101 111110 10001 101010 11101 0110010 11111 101010 10101 101010 10111 101110 10101 111110 01101 101110 11101 111011 10111 101010 11101 111110 01101 100010 10001 101110 11101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 94
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word glory is repeated.

    The author used the same word now at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Now The Day Is Over;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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