This is an analysis of the poem The World-Soul that begins with:

Thanks to the morning light,
Thanks to the seething sea,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbXddd eaeafgXg hifihjcj hegegjej XbcfXeee hceickfk agagabdb ejljme fe eidXXgcg ngeghdhd Xjhj dbab aXnjeded kaaaimjm dd adelXl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,6,2,8,8,4,4,8,8,2,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101 100101 001001100 0011101 1011010 0010101 001001010 110101 100101 100111 1100110 011101 0101010 1111001 101100101 110101 010111 010111 1110010100 011101 1101011 1101111 11101110 1110011 1100101 1100101 11000101 110101 11001011 010101 1101110 010001 00100010 1010100 101011010 0100100 1101011 110101 1101010 010100 0101111 10011010 010001001 1110010 1101010 110111 11110100 111101 0111010 011101 01111010 110111 11101110 111101 11111100 111111 1101010 010111 01010100 0100001 01010101 110101 01011100 110111 1101110 110101 11010101 0111010 1111010 011101 11111110 011101 1100111 010101 11011101 010101 01011 010101 11011101 110101 1011110 101001 10110 0101011 1000110 010111 101000101 100101 110010 011110 11010101 110101 110101 110101 01111100 111101 1011010 1010101 10011100 010101 101001 011001 101010001 010101 011101001 110011 11010101 111101 1001010 110101 1101110 011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 17
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 190
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 112
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words thanks, to, the, or, yon, and are repeated.

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