This is an analysis of the poem Tears that begins with:

Silence o'erwhelms the melody of Night,
Then slowly drips on to the woods that sigh...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXabXXbccddeeeeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10100010001 1101100111 1111010100 0101011001 0101010101 01010010100 0111110110 1101011101 1011011111 10111010101 1111010101 1111110111 1111110101 0101010111 1101010101 1001011111 00110100011 1101001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 790
  • Average number of words per stanza: 141
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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