This is an analysis of the poem The Railway Station that begins with:

The darkness brings no quiet here, the light
No waking: ever on my blinded brain... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbXabbacccccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0101110101 1101011101 0101011111 0111011101 11010010101 1011111101 1101111011 110010001001 11010101100 1101110101 11111101110 1101110100 111100111010 10111100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 702
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (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, many, so are repeated.

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

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