This is an analysis of the poem All-Saints' Day (1868) that begins with:

Never to weary more, nor suffer sorrow,—
Their strife all over, and their work all done:... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdXd eded ecXc ffff ecec egegXbdbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010111010 1111011111 11110101010 10111010110 11011101010 1101111101 110111111100 1101111111 11011101010 1101011101 11010101010 0110000101 11010101010 0111010101 11010101010 0101010101 11010101010 01110011001 010110101110 0111010011 10010101010 1111110101 10011001010 0011000101 110101001010 1111010101 1100010110 1101110101 11111101010 1111011111 11011111010 1101011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • 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.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words ye, the, for are repeated.

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

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