This is an analysis of the poem God's Light-Houses that begins with:

1 When night falls on the earth, the sea
2 From east to west lies twinkling bright... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cada aece bfdf bcdc Xgeg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111110101 1010111001 101010101 111010101 101011101 111001101 101011100 101110111 111110101 111010101 111110011 111011111 111011101 101010011 101010101 111010101 111110101 101110101 101110111 101000101 111111111 111110001 101011101 111010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 167
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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