This is an analysis of the poem To The Black Madonna Of Chartres that begins with:

Friend or no friend,
darkness or light,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcaXXcXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 1011 101100 10111 101101 10110 1111010 11110 11011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 214
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (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; or is repeated.

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