This is an analysis of the poem Youth In Memory that begins with:

Days, when the ball of our vision
Had eagles that flew unabashed to sun;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabcbc ccdeffdfeccfcffc ggaccafcfcfhfiXfihgccfccifcigjjg ggkkggggXgllgccafaXcfcmmiinnccofpfpXgigXbqqdncppnchXhifffiiff jjddXerepffpgeXaeaffoo afgrargoXdodpdpdhchchdXscdsgsttgsrraagdgdXoXoXcocccXXippllllglglaa fcfcsddsgfXflclc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,16,32,61,22,66,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010110 1101110101 1011011010 110111101 1010110010 11011001 010110110 11101001 0101010101 0100110101 1001011101 01010101 11010110001 1011011111 1111010011 00111011111 11010111 10110001 11110101001 1101010101 0101011111 0111011001 00010010001 0101011101 11010101 010011101 01111101 11110101 01010001 110100101 11010101 0111010 11111100011 010101010 100111 01010101 11111111 110101001 01010111 1111010101 11000101 110101001 010101 010101 11110101 0111000100 1111010101 01000100101 1101011101 0101011101 01110110111 10101000111 1100010111 1001011101 11110001001 111101010001 1100010101 0101111111 1101000101 1111010101 0101010011 11111111 10110101 01111001 1111 10100111 11110101 01000101 1000100101 1101010111 101101001 0101100101 11011101 01111111 010101000 110101 0011010101 11111101 1100011101 10110100101 0111001101 1101010101 10110011 10011101 01110100111 0111010111 1001010101 1011110101 1111010001 011101 11000101 01110110 11011101010 11010011101 1101110010 1101100 01010001010 1111001101 1101000101 0101110001 1111010101 10011101 1101111011 10010101 0111011101 1111010101 01110111111 1101010100 1111010001 0111010111 0100110111 0101110101 1101010011 10110100 10010001 101010111 1101010101 1001110101 11110010101 1101110101 1101000101 1110010110 11110111 1001010001 01010111 1100110101 1101010001 0100111111 11111101 11011101 10010010011 11010111100 0101010111 1100110101 11010101001 11010010101 0111010111 10110010101 1101111101 10110111011 11000101 10111101001 1011010001 0010010101 11010010101 1111010101 1001011101 01010110101 11011100101 0100111101 1100010101 0111011101 1010010101 1111010011 01010010111 0100100111 1101011101 0100011101 0101110111 1001101111 0111000101 11000111010 0101010111 1101010101 0111011011 1101110101 1101010111 1100010101 1101011101 0101101101 110011101001 11000110101 1110010001 0111010111 1001100111 0111110101 1101000101 0100011001 1100110101 1001110 010101010 01010101 1101010001 0101000101 0101010100 1100011101 1101010111 0011011111 1101111101 0101000101 10110100100 1111010111 0100110101 0111011011 1011010101 1100000101 1001001101 011110001 0111010001 1110011101 1100111101 1101010111 0101010100 0101111111 0011110011 11010010001 0101011101 1001110101 0101011101 110011111 1100010101 0101010111 10010101001 1101011101 1101010111 0111001100 0101010101 1011011001 1110011101 001010101 0101111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1269
  • Average number of words per stanza: 229
  • Amount of lines: 221
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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, as, of, or, her are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase led connects the lines.

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