This is an analysis of the poem Written After Leaving West Point that begins with:

The hours are past, love,
Oh, fled they not too fast, love! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AAbbccAAddeeAAccXcAAdfdf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 010111 1111111 11010110101 1101010101 1101110111 1011110101 010111 1111111 11010100111 11010101001 11001110101 11100011111 010111 1111111 110101101001 0101010101 0111011100 11001011111 010111 1111111 1110101111 1001110101 1101110011 1111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 986
  • Average number of words per stanza: 183
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; and is repeated.

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

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