This is an analysis of the poem A Book Of Strife In The Form Of The Diary Of An Old Soul - January that begins with:

1.
LORD, what I once had done with youthful might,...

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xababbcc X adadede X aeaecXc X fcfcccc X fefeecc X ccccccc X gdgdhdh X eiXeiei X Xiijjcc X kladakl X imimnmn X iffhhii X ajnajXn X eoaaoee X kpkqpqp X hbbhhee X babbacc X iddiihh X kekbbee X hchchee X cjjecce X fcffccc X bXgibii X jddjdjj X eemXaea X fiif
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,1,7,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 1111110101 1100011001 1111010101 11001010101 1110110011 1111110101 1001111111 1 0101010011 010101101 10010110011 01010100101 1011011001 1111111101 01011000101 1 0111111101 1101011101 1111111101 1110111101 1101100101 1100111100 1111011101 1 1111100101 1101110111 11011001111 11111111001 0101001101 1100110001 0111010001 1 1101111101 1111011101 11110011001 1111111111 1111111001 0100111101 1110110101 1 1111010101 10010001011 1111111101 1101011101 1101010101 1110111101 01001010101 1 1101011101 101101011 1111011111 0111011101 0101011011 1101010101 11000100101 1 0111110101 1111010111 0100111100 001010110001 111001110001 1011101111 0101111011 1 00111011000 1111111011 1111010101 11100101010 0110110111 1101110101 1111110111 1 1111111101 11010100010 1111010111 1101111101 1011010111 010100111001 10111110010 1 1111111101 11001000101 0101100111 1101110111 11111101111 1111001111 101101010111 1 11110010101 1101010101 1001010101 0111011101 1100111001 01110100101 110101010011 1 0101000101 1101010101 1101110101 1101110111 1011110011 10011101100 111111111101 1 01110011101 1111110111 1111111001 111111001001 0011010101 10011110101 111111011101 1 1101011101 1111010001 1011011111 0101010101 1011111101 0110011111 1101011111 1 1001111101 1101111111 1101110111 0111111100 11111011001 0111110111 011110111111 1 1101110111 1101101101 1111010101 11010111001 11010100101 1111111111 1011011111 1 1111111101 1111111011 1011010101 1101010111 0111010101 1101010111 1111111101 1 1111000101 1101010111 11110101111 11110000101 1111111101 1001111111 1101110011 1 1001111101 1110011101 11000100101 110101110001 1101111101 0101110101 011101011001 1 101111010001 0100010101 110100111001 0110100101 10110110001 11011100001 10011110101 1 11111101001 11111110101 1111111101 01010010011 11011101101 1101010111 111111011111 1 1111111101 11111010100 1111010001 110101011 010111011 1101000111 110101011111 1 1111111101 1111110111 1111111101 1101110101 10110010101 10010011101 10010100101 1 10110111011 10010111111 1101111101 10101100101 1001110111 10100111011 1001110111 1 1101111111 1111110111 11010011001 1111110101 1111010010 1111010111 1011111111 1 10011111111 1011010111 0111111101 1101010111 1001110001 10011100101 0111111001 1 11110110101 0101111111 1111010011 1110110111 1110111011 1111111111 1111011101 1 1111011111 1111011101 1111011011 1011110101 0111101101 0101111101 01110100101 1 10111011011 11111111101 1111011101 1111110111 1101111111 1111111111 1111010111 1 11110100010 11111101001 10010111010 1110011111 1111110111 1111110111 0111010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 61
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 160
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 248
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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, rise, my, thy, i, then, thou, thee, it, than, more, art, care, eyes, not, that, to, him, me are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words thy, of, i, 'the, because, my, care, o, not, nor are repeated.

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

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