This is an analysis of the poem Eden Bower that begins with:

It was Lilith the wife of Adam:
(Sing Eden Bower!)... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBcccBccdBbbcBbbaBeedBccaBbbdBffaBggcBcccBbbdBhhaBbbdBaacBbbdBiiaBaacBXcdBcccBffaBcccBXjdBeecBjjdBbbdBkkcBggaBhXcBccaBkXdBkkaBffdBffcBbbaBbbcBeedBffaBggcBXXdBXlcBccaBggcBbbcBcccBffdBllcBeeaBbbjBbbB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 197,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011001010 11010 101001110 1111101110 101101010 01010 110111110 0011101110 001001110 11010 0111101010 0111111110 110101010 01010 101011110 1101101110 111111010 11010 101111011 0101111101 111011010 01010 101011110 1100101110 111011010 11010 101101010 1111011010 111110110 01010 111001010 1101110110 111110110 11010 111001110 1001110010 111011010 01010 110110111 10101111010 111011010 11010 11011110 1111110010 111110010 01010 1111111110 1001001010 111011110 11010 111101010 1111101110 101011010 01010 1010111101 1110111011 101011010 11010 101111110 1111111110 111101010 01010 111111110 11111100110 111101010 11010 1111111011 1101101111 111101010 01010 0101111010 11110010010 111011010 11010 1111111010 0111111110 111111010 01010 1111011110 1111011110 111111010 11010 0101111110 11010010010 1001111010 01010 111110110 01001000110 111110010 11010 011111111 1111011111 011111010 01010 011110110 1101111010 111001010 11010 111111010 101110010 111001010 01010 101111110 1101011110 111111010 11010 101100110 111110110 1111111010 01010 1111111110 111111111 1101101010 11010 10010010010 1110110110 111011010 01010 001110010 001011110 111110010 11010 111011110 001011110 111110110 01010 1011010010 1011110010 111011010 11010 101111110 101111110 111111010 01010 1011010110 111110110 111011010 11010 111011110 1111111010 111101010 01010 011111101 1011111011 1111110010 11010 011110110 1111001010 0101110110 01010 1111011010 1011110110 011110010 11010 1011011110 110101100 101110010 01010 111001111 1111101010 00101010010 11010 101011010010 00111101110 1101110110 01010 111101110 1101011110 101011010 11010 111011110 0110111110 101011010 01010 101101110 1101111110 101111010 11010 111010110 1101001110 111101010 01010 0101011010 111010110 111111010 11010 111110011 111111111 111111110 01010 111001110 111011110 0101101010 11010 0101101110 11111010010 01010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 6868
  • Average number of words per stanza: 1345
  • Amount of lines: 197
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, my, of, me, thy, to, love, for are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines thee, him, me, it, is are repeated).

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