This is an analysis of the poem Within And Without: Part Iv: A Dramatic Poem that begins with:
And should the twilight darken into night,
And sorrow grow to anguish, be thou strong;...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme:
- Stanza lengths (in strings):
- Closest metre:
- Сlosest rhyme:
- Сlosest stanza type:
- Guessed form:
- Amount of stanzas: 403
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 171
- Average number of words per stanza: 33
- Amount of lines: 2440
- Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, weep, for, in, love, me, thy, of, than, i, him, beauty, to, my, her, heaven, she, behind, never, his, should, thee, drop, you, it, then, thought, thou, write, on, saw, we, how, life, all, with, no, mother, hurt, nor, its, he, joy, would, beat, wait are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, , the, than, in, i, behind, my, where, you, but, to, how, that, o are repeated.
The author used the same words love, i, if, he, oh at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines , pretty, thought, me, dream, star, will, joy, know, her are repeated).
The poet repeated the same words her, mine at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases , love, i, saved, joy, lilia, you connect the lines.
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