This is an analysis of the poem Peace Xviii that begins with:

The tempest calmed after bending the branches of the trees and leaning heavily upon the grain in the field. The stars appeared as broken remnants of...

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X X X X X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101101001000111010001010010101110100101110011011010111001 11100110100101110110100011010011110010011110111110011101011111011111011101100110100010010011111100101010101011000111011010111110101011100110111100111011111111111010 100011100111010100101 101100100111011011101001011001010110110101010000010111011111010011011111011100110100101111000101011111010110101001111010111110010011111110100100010101011010 10101011111101110001001001001101111100101000101001100 101101101011010001101001100111010110101001101000 11011001000110100100101010101001110010010100111010101010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 322
  • Average number of words per stanza: 59
  • Amount of lines: 7
  • Average number of symbols per line: 323 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 59
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, to, him, her, from, me, my, with, lord, oh, not, he, for, i, your, that, has, but, death are repeated.

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