This is an analysis of the poem Death Of Little Boys that begins with:

When little boys grown patient at last, weary,
Surrender their eyes immeasurably to the night,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba cbcb dede fgfgXfafa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11011101110 0101101010001 00101010101 11010100101 11011011101 1111010001 10101010101 01110100111 11001010001001 01001010111 0111010101 0101110101 1101100111 11101000101 011111011101 11010100101 0111101101 10011010101 10011111110 10010100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 186
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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.

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