This is an analysis of the poem From The Arabic, An Imitation that begins with:

MY faint spirit was sitting in the light
   Of thy looks, my love; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbadcd efbfedbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110110001 11111 1101110111 10111 1111100101 11101 1111110101 10101 1101110111 10111 1111011101 10101 00100010001 11101 1111110101 11101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 392
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet repeated the same word thee at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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