This is an analysis of the poem Be Not Weary that begins with:

Sometimes, when I am toil-worn and aweary,
And tired out with working long and well, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabaXcdX eXeXecXc bfbfdgXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111111100 1101010111 11011101110 1111111101 11110111010 1001011101 11110100110 1011011101 1110111010 1011010101 01111100110 1111010110 11111100110 1111110111 01110111100 1011011111 11110011010 11111100101 11110111010 1101111101 11111111010 1111010101 11011101110 11111111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 363
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; and, in, to, i are repeated.

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

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