This is an analysis of the poem This Is The Night that begins with:

This is the night when in the ancient Past,
The Herder Star embarked to meet the Weaving One;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXX X XabX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,1,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0001100101 010101010101 0010100110100100101 101111010101 0101 01111010010010 1110100011 11101011010 101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 136
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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  • summary of This Is The Night;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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