This is an analysis of the poem There's A Good Time Coming that begins with:

There's a good time coming in the golden by-and-by:
And I wish, oh, how I wish that it would come!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbcdc efefbcdc XaXaXgdg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001100010111 11111111011 1011101011001 010001100 1101100001010100 1101010011 1110111001101010 100110101 1001101011101 0101010001 111010101110101 1101010011 0100010011011100 11010010101 1110111001101010 00101010101 1001101010101 1111111111 11001101010101 11101010001 1111010011011100 1101110101 1110111010111010 0111110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 391
  • Average number of words per stanza: 76
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

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