This is an analysis of the poem Lord May I Come? that begins with:

Life and night are falling from me,
Death and day are opening on me,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbb aaa ccaaaa ddeea ffaXccffaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,3,6,5,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111001 111110011 010111111 10010101 111101 10111011 10111011 111101 11111010 01111110 11101101 111101111 10101011 111101 11011111 11000101 111010001 110100111 110101 10000011 10110101 111101 11111110 01101110 11110111 01011101 11111010 01111101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 155
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

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