This is an analysis of the poem At The Last Watch that begins with:

Pity, in place of love,
That pettiest of gifts,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccdef cfffgegh ihdeajcc kficbXfhibecgj hkfegXjghclckXhXiXllcckf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,8,8,14,24,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101 11001 01010101001 10100110100 00110 10001010011001 11111101111 111001101 11111111 1110011001 11110101 11110101 0111111 1101100010010 110110111101 1110101 111001 1011010 11101 010111111 1110101011 1011010 1001111111 101100010 1101110101 1101 100111 011101001 1101010 101011111 01110101 11111 1000011111 11101010 110011011010010 11010111 111 10101 1100110101 10100101 00101001011110 01001 10011001001101 1101111 1110 1101 1010101001 011001001 10001010100110101 10010001 1001111010 10101 10011010 0101 1001111101101 1110100101 010111 111100100110 1101 11111011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 341
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; of is repeated.

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

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