This is an analysis of the poem Some Reckon Time By Stars that begins with:

Some reckon time by stars,
And some by hours:... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaaa XbcbXb XcXXXcXcaaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111 11110 110111 11110 110101 11110 1101001 1101 110100 0111 111111 0100 110101 0110 111101 0101 010111 0110 010100 11110 011100 01110 011010 01010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The author used the same word some at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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