This is an analysis of the poem Princeton - The Last Day that begins with:

THE last light wanes and drifts across the land,
The low, long land, the sunny land of spires. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXabcbcc decdcaeaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111110101 0111010101 01010101110 1101000101 10110001110 10010101010 11111111010 10010001010 1000010100110 1101011001 00100010111 11010100010 1001110101 11000011010 1101110011 1010011101 0110010101 010101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 402
  • Average number of words per stanza: 72
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • 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; land, of are repeated.

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

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