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

I love you, dear, o' morn and moon.
I love your ev'ry mood and guise;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dedeff bgbgbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11111111 11110111 11010101 110000111 11110111 01111111 1100010010 11101101 011101010 11111111 11111101 11011111 11010101 01010101 10110111 11000101 11111001 11010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 210
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; i is repeated.

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

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