This is an analysis of the poem The Shrike that begins with:
When night comes black
Such royal dreams beckon this man...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcddXdedcefcefbXcggacc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 23,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1111 11011001 11101 00111 01110 01001 111001 10101011 0011111 101000101 010010 100011 0110011 0101110010 110011101 0111001 1011 1011011101 1101 110101 1011 1111 11101101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 656
- Average number of words per stanza: 115
- Amount of lines: 23
- Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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- summary of The Shrike;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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