This is an analysis of the poem Tired that begins with:

I am tired to-night, and something,
The wind maybe, or the rain, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbabcb dcdcXbbb XeXeXeXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001110 0110101 10100100111 11101101 111111110 10100111 111101111 10100101 1110011111 1111111 10110111111 1110110 111001010 1111101 1010111101 11110111 111011110 1101011 101001011001 0100101 010011010 0100111 1011111101 111001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 298
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; you, i, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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