This is an analysis of the poem Seasons Of The Soul that begins with:

To the memory of John Peale Bishop, 1892-1944
Attor porsi la mano un poco avante,...

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XXX a bcbdcXedfe gcghcaehae ijigeieXie ekejklejle agahgiehie LKLLKMELME n KOKFOLKFLK HKHCKLKCLK LALIACKICK LKLLKMELME KOKFOLKFLK HKHCKLKCLK LALIACKICK hghggikgik ghgghnkgnK oaoeaekjek a ghgkhjdkjD lnXhncdpcd hlpXlodXod QroerkdeXd QXoscldsld olonXcdncD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,3,1,10,10,10,10,10,10,1,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,1,10,10,10,10,10,10,1,10,10,10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001000111011 101011011010 110110011110 111011111 110 100011 0101101 01101001 110111 011101 01100 10101 110111 010101 0100101 100101 011001 011111 0110101 010101 1001010 011111 010001 0110010 000101 010101 110110 111101 010101 1111010 1111010 111101 110110 1101010 010101 010101 100001 111101 000101 11011 01111 110101 110101 0100101 110111 1101010 110101 1010110 100111 110101 0101110 110101 010101 0101010 010101 1101101 010101 111111 1100010 010101 10110010 10111 1110010 100110 110101 110 011101 111111 111101 111101 110111 011111 00101 110001 111111 1100101 011011 101111 110011 111011 110101 010111 1100101 11011 110111 0011101 1010111 1001010 111011 011001 111010 11011 111111 1101 01011 10100101 1101101 010101 111111 1100010 010101 10110010 10111 1110010 100110 110101 011101 111111 111101 111101 110111 011111 00101 110001 111111 1100101 011011 101111 110011 111011 110101 010111 1100101 11011 110111 0011101 1010111 1001010 111011 011001 111010 11011 111111 1101 01011 10100101 011111 111111 0011111 110100 1100101 111101 111001 011001 101101 110001 100111 110111 011101 111111 110101 000101 1100011 111101 1100101 1100101 110111 0110010 111101 01011 1111110 10011 011111 111111 111101 100101 110 101111 010001 11011 1001110 110111 101110 1010101 1001010 110111 010101 101111 11011 011100 0101001 101001 11101 011111 111100 110111 010101 110101 010101 110100 010101 010101 010101 100111 101111 110101 110101 010101 01110 0100111 00010010 0010001 010100 010101 1101001 01001001 0010101 010101 010100 010101 101001 110111 100111 010101 110111 110101 0010101 110111 110111 010101 101100 101100 111101 110101 110110 111011 010101 101 10000101 000101 11001 110101 100101 111101 010001 110101 100101 00100100 101101 1101011 11111 10101 0011111 010101 110111 101101 110101 00100100 010101 10101 0001011 010101 101101 110001 111101 010100 010101 100100 011101 110100 110101 010101 010001 110100 100101 110101 111101 0100100 11101 111111 000101 11011 1010011 111011 101100 010101 11111 1100100 11111 101101 110111 011101 011111 10111000 011101 111001 1011010 0100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 34
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 216
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 291
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (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.

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

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

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

    The poet repeated the same words jaws, hall, love, silences at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase summer connects the lines.

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