This is an analysis of the poem At The Sun-Rise In 1848 that begins with:

God said, Let there be light; and there was light.
Then heard we sounds as though the Earth did sing ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbaaXccXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111011111 1111110101 1011010101 1111010111 1100010011 0111110101 1101110100 1011111100 0001010011 1101110100 1111111111 1011110111 1101111010 0001111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 652
  • Average number of words per stanza: 126
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; and is repeated.

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