This is an analysis of the poem Night-Blooming Jasmine that begins with:

And the night-blooming flowers open,
open in the same hour I remember those I love....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXc dXee XeXe baXe Xced Xdad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 101101010 10001101010111 001000100 011101101 100111010 110010100 11101 1110110 101001 0010110 0111001 111001 01110101 1010110 0111011 1001001 011100 011101001 010101 011010111 1110101 01010101 110010011 11100111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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