This is an analysis of the poem Love In Twilight that begins with:

There is darkness behind the light -- and the pale light drips
Cold on vague shapes and figures, that, half-seen loom ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef ghgh XiXi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1010010110111 11111101111 10101011101 10100101100101 1011101100111 110010101001 11111001111111 010111100111 10111011111 1011100111001 0110110101111 1011100100111 111111011111 1110010110111 100100110101 111110101001 110110100100 1011101111101 1111111101101 101110001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 225
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 56 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, or are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Love In Twilight;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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