This is an analysis of the poem A Ballad Of Past Meridian that begins with:

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Last night returning from my twilight walk... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbcc X adadd XXadadd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,5,1,5,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1 1101001111 1101111101 1111100101 11110100101 11110100101 1 1111010101 0101110101 1111010101 11011011001 1111011111 1 1111111111 11001010101 1101010011 1101111101 0101110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 114
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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.

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