This is an analysis of the poem In The Harbour: Four By The Clock that begins with:
Four by the clock! and yet not day;
But the great world rolls and wheels away,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaaa bbaa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 11011111 101111101 00101110111 00011000 100100101 10100101 101010001 001011101
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 147
- Average number of words per stanza: 31
- Amount of lines: 8
- Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.
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