This is an analysis of the poem Tired that begins with:

No not to-night, dear child; I cannot go;
I'm busy, tired; they knew I should not come; ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccde ccecfbdbddgdaghca cbhihggdjXgXidXXkclm eijddechaXndhhegodoc gjnkedahXddXepXndXkceddcqmrfiqpedpmehod Xapgskpcjhjktchcgdcochujad ppf hnccqcunhahncXdldisphoccXgcfjli jehjdfh pdeqomdoeodimhdcbhddhXheiddjjhotobfej Xpodd jcopdohbXhdcpceehcehddh eqdhXfgec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,17,20,20,39,26,3,31,7,37,5,23,23,13,21,5,9,18,23,43,9,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101111101 01010111111 1111111010 11110111100 1101110001 1111100111 1111010001 1001010111 1111011101 11010011101 1010000101 0011101101 1101110001 0101000101 0101110001 1011110011 1101111101 0101010100 1001110101 1101011101 1101011101 1001011100 1001011101 11010100111 0101100101 1011010101 11000101011 01011100100 1011111111 1101111101 10010101011 1111111111 11100111110 1111110111 101011111010 1111110111 0011110001 1011010001 111011101010 1101110111 10001010111 0101110101 1101010111 1101111100 1001110001 11001011111 10011010111 1111111111 1001010111 01110010101 0101011100 1111010011 1110011110 0101011110 1010011111 0101010101 1001100101 0111010101 1001011101 0001011111 0101010111 1100010101 1001010111 1110101111 1110011100 1111110100 1101010101 1111000101 1100110101 1101011101 1101111100 0101110101 0111010101 1101010101 11010101000 01010110101 1101010101 11010101000 1100110100 1001011101 01010101000100 0101010101 1111111101 0101010111 1101110100 1111011101 0101011111 1011010100 1111010011 0101110111 1101010101 0101010101 1101110100 1101110101 1101011101 0101110101 0100011111 01001011011 1101010111 1001111111 0101110101 1001011101 1111011100 0101110101 1011001111 1111010101 1111111111 010101011 0101010111 1111011101 011101101 0101001100 11010000100 1111010101 0100010101 0001110011 11110001001 0100111111 0101110101 1101111101 1111011011 1011101101 1011010100 1001010011 11110011001 1111010101 1010011101 1111001111 1101111111 0101011111 1111010001 0110111101 0111011000 1011110101 1111010101 1111010100 0111011101 1011011101 11110101010 11001110111 1100010101 1111010101 011111100 1101110111 1001001101 1101010111 0101011111 1101010100 1100011011 0101010111 0111010101 0101010011 1101011110 1111001101 100100011100 1110110101 1111110001 1011011111 11110100101 1011010101 11110011111 1101011011 1111011100 0101010101 10010110101 1011111011 0101010101 0101011001 01100001101 1101010101 0101001100 1111011001 1111011100 1011001101 0100010101 1111111101 1111011011 0001110111 0100101101 1111010101 1101010101 1101011100 1100110001 1111011101 1101110101 0111000101 1011010101 1111111101 10110101010 0101110001 1111011000 1101001111 001011110101 0101010101 1101011111 1111001111 10101100101 1111010101 0110011101 1101010001 0101111101 11010111001 0101010101 0001000101 1001010111 10010110 110 0111111111 1111011101 1011101101 1101011111 1001110011 0101111101 1001101101 11010100100 1101111011 1111011001 1101111101 11011111000 1111010101010 1111110001 01011110011 1100110001 1111111111 11010010101 1111110101 01001011001 1001101101 0110011001 1111010101 1111010111 1111010101 1111010101 0011010 11110 101000110100 01001011111 1101011100 0111001100 1011010011 010111001001 1111110110 111100100111 1101000111 1011011101 1100011101 1101010100 1111010101 1101110101 1100110111 1101011100 1111011011 1111010100 11001111100 1111100111 1101111101 11110110011 11001110101 01010110110 0001010100 1111111101 0011100101 1001011100 1001011001 01111001001 0100110011 11000001001 0111001011 01011100011 1011110111 11001111101 1101001101 1011111101 1111110101 11111100010 1101011101 00010011111 01000100100 11001001110100 1001101101 1101010101 1011110101 0100010101 0100110101 1101001101 0101011101 11110100101 11010010101 1110011101 1001010111 0101010101 1111111111 1100010101 1011111001 1101011101 1101110111 1111111111 0011110011 0111110111 1111111101 1101010100 1101010111 01011111000 1101011101 11 111011 1111011101 1110011010 0101010101 0101001101 110110111 0111111111 0101010100 1111011101 1111011111 10010010011 10010010101 1111110111 0101010101 0110010111 11110101101 0101000100 1001000011 1011011101 1111011111 1011011111 0101110101 101001101 1101111011 11110110100 1101110101 11110010001 1101111111 1101110011 1000011101 0101110101 1011010101 10001011111 1101101100 10110111010 01000111101 01110011010 1111010101 0111010101 100011011 11001010111 101011010101 1001010111 1111110011 1011011101 1111101101 0111001100 1111010101 1101010011 0011000101 1111110111 1001010101 0100110111 1101001111 1111011111 0111010101 11110101011 0101001101 11001010011 0100110101 1101011101 1101011111 1101011100 0101010011 1100110101 1001111100 1111100100 01110101111 0111011101 1111111100 1111010101 1101111100 1000010101 1101010101 11110101010 1101010101 0101000101 0111110111 1010111111 11110100101 1001110111 1101110111 0111110101 1001110 111 11100010111 1010110111 1111010001 1011001101 01100101010 0101101111 1011111101 11011 10111 1101010101 10001011101 1111010101 111101001010 11110010101 0101100111 11011101101 11010110 11 111000111001 110101000101 1101010101 1111111111 11110010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 23
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 774
  • Average number of words per stanza: 140
  • Amount of lines: 413
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; not, to, my, i, as, her, and, you, mistake, such, one, our, tired, more, we, most, from, of, what, learn, or, them are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, i, the, we, which, of, so are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines bear, cry, chairs are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases i, mistake, do, tired, learn connect the lines.

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