This is an analysis of the poem Monet: “les Nymphéas” that begins with:

The eyelids glowing, some chill morning.
O world half-known through opening, twilit lids ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXXbacbbbbXaadXeaeXbbXdbcda
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 29,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011101110 11111100101 0101110001 1101010101 11110101010 1111010101 01010101010 1000100111010 01010010111 100101111010 111000010 1101011010010 1001111000111 10111111010 1010010110110 111000100010 11100111 1100101001 11110101010 111101101110 110111001001 1111110111 11001111010 11101010111 11011100001 01000111001010 100001111101 11101010 110000111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1384
  • Average number of words per stanza: 215
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; o, like, these are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Monet: “les Nymphéas”;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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