This is an analysis of the poem Banish The Timekeeper, My Beloved Has Come Home that begins with:

Banish the timekeeper, my beloved has come home, my precious one!
Again and again the time keeper strikes the gong,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: A Xabc XXda Xbbc Xeec bfgd eegfXA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100100010101111101 011010110101 0100010110 01010011 01111001 00110101000 010010010110 010111 10010111001 10101001 111010 01101111010 11010101 11111 11101011110 00110001 001110011 1010101 0101111 11101001 1001011010100 111000101 1111000101 100111 10100110100 100100010101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 120
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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