This is an analysis of the poem An Excerpt From &Quot;Mass For The Day Of St. Thomas Didymus&Quot; that begins with:

Praise the wet snow...

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XXabcdefgaedeffghibhiefc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,24,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100 1011 1010 1011 1101011011 100101011111 1010 1 0010011001 0111101 1101011 1 1101001 11010111 11 11001 111 1 001101 1101 1011 0110111 1 11111 0101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 276
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines hand is repeated).

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