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

And an astronomer said, "Master, what of Time?"
And he answered: ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X X a b X X c c a X aXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110100110010100 1110 11101010001001010 110111011001010110010010110 0111101011111111010 101001001011000 111101010110010110011 11111110101011001010111011001001 1011111101001010 11111111011100100101000101101111011101101011 10111011010101100 100111110100101110010101010 1101010100101010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 84
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 85 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 15
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, that, you, of, love, not, thought, to are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words and, you at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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