This is an analysis of the poem Dawn On The Night-Journey that begins with:

TILL dawn the wind drove round me. It is past
And still, and leaves the air to lisp of bird, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbaXcaXca
  • 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: 1101111001 1111010101 1001010111 0011011111 0011011101 00110011001 1101010101 1111001101 1101110100 0111010101 0110010001 11001010101 01111101011 11000010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 596
  • Average number of words per stanza: 117
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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