This is an analysis of the poem Finis. Time. that begins with:

O Time! Time! Time!
Thou wondrous mystery! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdXefeghghXdXddfdf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 110100 011111 111100 01101 1101001 010111 110101 1101 110101 001101 1101001 111111 110101 110101 110101 010010010 110111 1101010 011101 1001010 010011 0101010 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 654
  • Average number of words per stanza: 117
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; time, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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  • summary of Finis. Time.;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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