This is an analysis of the poem Walt Whitman In The Civil War Hospitals that begins with:

Prescient, my hands soothing
their foreheads, by my love...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXXcdXXedabcedd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 17,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001110 111111 1100110 11101111 0101111 111111 0010101 11100101 00101011 101110 11011 1101010 11011 011010 1111010 001001 011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 481
  • Average number of words per stanza: 87
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in is repeated.

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

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