This is an analysis of the poem The Hours that begins with:

In the real dark night of the soul it is always three
o'clock in the morning. F. SCOTT FITZGERALD... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab abcbcddeded Xfggfahdhbbbab Xbdeieeidhdbdhjjbbhbbhdbeedkd Xllhhmmdgiiagdglllggeeekedhe adnebmXbmgnm abcbXddbebcmecckmXmoogg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,11,14,29,28,12,23,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0011100100111 01001011010 1 111011 111001101 100101101 1101010110101 110111111 1011110101 1001011101 100101010 101110101 1111110101 1 01110111011 1011010101 11001110101 1001101011 10100010101 10110101100 111110101 1101 0101110111 1100100111 11011011111 011101011 001010110111 1 110110 1111110101 11110010001 11011111001 1110010011 01010110111 11001000101 11110111 11001110101 110111101 01110000101 1111110111 1100010101 01001100101 0111110101 1001010101 11011001 0100110011 1101010101 1001010101 0101010101 1011011101 0101010111 011011 1101011101 111011 0011001101 11101101 1 11010001010 0110001010 01010101001 1111111101 1100100111 11001010001 111010100101010 1111101010001 101110 01010 111111111101 11111 0111111010 11101110001 0110 10110 01010 10111 10101000101 10001110101 10111111 10110010101 1001001001 01011100101 0100101010 1011010001 110111 1 11010 1101 1111 11101 1101 101010000100 1011011101 1101001 0101010001 01001011101 0011101001 1 1010111111 11111000101 10010111 11110110010 010111111 10111011101 1111011101 01010010101 1101110101 1101010101 0101100101 10000100101 1110001010 10010010111 01110110111 1101111100 1011010111 1111011101 11010001 1000010101 11011101001 11111001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 630
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 119
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; hours, day, and, from, you, i, when are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words hours, and, the, i, when are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines found is repeated).

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