This is an analysis of the poem Until The Dawn that begins with:

WHEN head and hands and heart alike are weary;
When Hope with folded wings sinks out of sight; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaba cddddX cX Xeee bdXdaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,2,4,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101110 1101011101 11110101010 0111010101 11110101110 1101010001 001101100110 0111110101 11010101110 1111011101 11111101110 11110101000 11111101010 11110011101 10111110011 1100011101 11011101010 1101110111 10111111110 0111100101 01111001110 1111111111 01000111110 1111110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 236
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • 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; when, her, for, our are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words when, still, while, who, if are repeated.

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