This is an analysis of the poem Ere Sleep Comes Down To Soothe The Weary Eyes that begins with:

ERE sleep comes down to soothe the weary eyes,
Which all the day with ceaseless care have sought ...

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacacAAcacacXcAAdadacacAAeafagagAAhahacacAAdadafaeA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 54,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010101 1101010111 0101100101 1111011101 1101010101 0111001101 1111011111 1101110101 1111010101 1111010101 11011100111 1111010101 0111010101 0111010101 0111010101 1111111100 11011101001 1111010101 1111010101 1101010101 1101010101 1101010101 1101011111 1101101001 1101010101 1101010001 1111010101 1111010101 1101010111 1111110101 1011010100 0101000101 11010001001 1101010111 1100010100 1111010101 1111010101 1100011101 0101110111 1101010101 1101110111 0100010011 11000010101 0111010101 1111010101 1111010101 0111110101 1111010101 1101110001 1111110111 11011010100 1111110101 1111110101 1111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2422
  • Average number of words per stanza: 435
  • Amount of lines: 54
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words ere, what, or are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines eyes is repeated).

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