This is an analysis of the poem Waiting For The Miracle that begins with:

Baby, I've been waiting,
I've been waiting night and day. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbXcaCbdedXcaCfgfgfcaCXehXEiEcEachfdfacaCdaXahaaCEXiaiicaC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 60,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010 1010111 110101 11011101 10101010 1111111 11110 101001010001 1111011 1111101 1101111 011111 010101110 0110111 1101110 101001010001 11101110 110101 1111010 1010101 0101010 1011101 1110 101001010001 1010100 110101 1100010 1010111 10101 11111010 10101 1110101 10101 11101110 101010001 1101110 0110101 101110 1110111 0101010 0110111 11010 101001010001 1101110 100111 1001010 110111 1111010 1010101 1110 101001010001 10101 11101011 1110001 11111110 01111101 01110110 11110101 11111110 101001010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1874
  • Average number of words per stanza: 344
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, to, of, let's, for are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, let's, and are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase waiting connects the lines.

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  • summary of Waiting For The Miracle;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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