This is an analysis of the poem On The Dedication Of Dorothy Hall that begins with:

Not to the midnight of the gloomy past,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abab cdcd bdbd eeee fgfg eheh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 011101011 1001100101 1101011101 0100110101 1101110001 1101000100 0100110101 0110110101 1111010101 11000011110 1111010101 11010101010 1100010101 0100011001 1100011101 1101011101 0101010101 1101010101 1100010001 1100010101 1001000101 1101011101 1100010011 1101010111 01010001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 146
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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 is repeated.

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

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

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