This is an analysis of the poem Glory And Shadow that begins with:

SHADOW
WHO art thou, O Glory, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbcdede b fefeegeg a bebedXdhddXdehehXhih b ededjgjgjhjhgiiihghgXeXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,1,8,1,20,1,24,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 111110 01001 111110 11011 110110 11101 110110 110111 10 111110 01101 011010 01111 111010 01001 011110 01001 11 111110 11111 0110110 11011 010110 01010 111110 01101 110110 11011 111100 01101 111110 01101 111110 11101 111010 11101 111010 11101 10 110111 11101 110011 10101 011010 11101 011110 01001 010010 01001 110010 11101 01110 01011 010010 110001 111111 11101 011011 11101 1101010 01001 111010 01011
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 197
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; , nor, in are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, my, nor are repeated.

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