This is an analysis of the poem John Ericsson Day Memorial, 1918 that begins with:

INTO the gulf and the pit of the dark night, the cold night, there is a man goes into the dark and the cold and when he comes back to his people he...

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  • Rhyme scheme: a X X X XXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00011010011011100110001101111110010111000111010100010010101010101010111110001001010010 1011011101110010101101011010010110010110110101000111101101011100111001110010011101011111111 0101101011001011100111011010100111001011101 01000101101101111001110111111000111001011111011011001011001110010 1010111101111111101101010110011001011101111 011101101111111001111011111101001000110011111011101110110011010111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 276
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 276 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 56
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, his, man, he, with, from, in, for, no, there, night, on are repeated.

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