This is an analysis of the poem A Reading Of Life--With The Persuader that begins with:

Who murmurs, hither, hither: who
Where nought is audible so fills the ear?... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaccdebddffX ggdhdhbbii fhffhfjggggXfjhkk ggglgmlXmnbbGghheeii mcdcffffmgmg lglgcccc ddXdghgh dhdXmhmhcece mbmboodXcciXiXdgdghhmdaiaiddppiiggmmddddddffqrrqcocohXhgff dXXcchaXhahddddh ceXcmdmddXmmmmghgh mddmppdd mhmhXXdddmdmdidihgXg aaddGggXggggiidd aadX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,10,17,20,12,8,8,12,58,16,18,8,20,16,18,12,22,30,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010101 1101001101 1101001101 01011101 110101101 1111010111 11110101 011101010 01110101 110101011 10010101 010101001 11110101 110101000 1000101 11010001100 110101111 110011101 01011101 01011101 1101010111 0111010101 0101001111 1111110101 1101010101 0101111101 1011010101 100011001 01011101 11110100111 11010100 1101010101 1001110111 10011101 01110011 011000110 0101010011 11010100 010010101 0011010101 1111111101 0101010101 111101001 010100101 11110101 010100000101 01101100001 010010001001 0101011100 010010101 01010100111 01110010001 01110101 10010101 11010101 10010101 01010101 010101010 11010111010 1100010101 0111010101 1001010111 01001010001 0101000101 0101011101 1111010101 0111110011 0111010101 1100110101 0101010001 0111100011 11010100101 1011011101 1101010101 0101010101 11010001001 1100010101 1101110101 0101111101 0101011101 0101000101 01010101 0101110111 010101100 1111100001 11000101 10110010101 1101010001 1101010101 11110101 0001010101 1100110111 110100011100 1111000101 1101010101 10110100101 0101011101 1100110101 11010101010 1111000101 010010111010 1011100111 0101010101 1101011101 1111110101 1011001111 1011011011 0101010001 1001010101 01001011111 0111000101 0100110101 1011010101 1111101101 10111011111 01110100101 1101000101 11000110101 1011010111 1101010101 1001000101 00101010101 11110100101 11010101101 1101001101 01010001001 1100100001 0101010101 1001010101 0101110111 1101010010001 1001000101 01001100101 1111010011 0101011101 1101010111 1001011111 0001110101 1101011101 101101010010 10010101010 1111010101 01110110101 1101010101 1101010101 11001010101 11110000101 0101011101 10110100101 1100010000 0100011101 11011101101 1101110111 11000101 010001000 01010101 010110001 100010101 11110111 01010001 1011010011 110100101000 1001010101 1101010111 1001010101 1011101 01011100 10111111 11010101 1001110111 10010101 11001100 11010101 1101100 1101110101 0011010101 10101000100 0101010011 0101001111 10010100 0101110101 0101010001 0101011101 0100011001 0100110100 11010111001 0101010111 10101111111 1111011001 1111011101 1101010101 0101011111 0101010101 0100010101 0100010001 1101010101 110101100111 0101011101 0111010101 1111110111 0101010101 1111010111 0001010001 0111011101 01001101001 0100011100 11010111111 0101011101 0101110111 11110111101 0101110101 0111110101 1111110101 1001010101 1101110101 1011010111 0101110101 1100111111 0101010101 110010100100 1101110101 0101010101 1101110101 1001011111 01101010101 10010101 11010111 010100101001 1011110100 0101010101 0101010111 1100001101 0101001100 11010111001 1101010101 1001010111 0101010001 11010100101 1111010111 11010010101 1001011000 1101000101 01010011001 0101110101 0101010001 1101110110 0011011101 1001011101 0111010101 1011010100 0111110101 0101010101 1101010101 0101110101 0100011111 110101010010 1101101001 0001010101 1100011101 01010100110 01010010011 1001110101 1101100101 1101011101 0101110101 111001100110 0101010111 0101010101 1100011101 10011101 01010101 01011001 1001100 11010101 11110101 010010111 11110101 01010101 10011111 10010111 10010101 11010101 11010001 111101001 11010100 11010101 10011111 11010101 01010101 100101000 110001001 10111101011 11110101 00001111 110101010 01011100101 1101011001 1100110111 0111010011 10111011 110101001 1111011101 1101010101 1101111101 01011100101 11010100110 1111010101 1101010100 0101010101 010101111001 0101011001 00110011010 111110100101 01001010101 1101011101 1111010111 1101010101 11010011011 10010010001 10010111 101111110 01110101 010110101 11010101 11010101 1001010010 01010110 110010100 11010101 10010101 11011101 01010101 01010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 683
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 333
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; she, our, of, and, her, goddess, his, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words where, the, unread, for are repeated.

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

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