This is an analysis of the poem A Night In Babylon. that begins with:

We whom to-night Love keeps awake
For his own joy, may one day break...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccccddeeffccgggghieejjgghhggecaakkhihhccbbhX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 48,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 10111111 1101101 111011001 11011110 11110101 11011111 11111101 11011111 100100101 11010101 111101110 01111101 1111111 11010101 11110101 001101001 11111101 10010101 11010111 11011010 01001100 01010111 11010101 11010101 11111101 01111101 00010011 11110101 11110101 01000111 11110111 11111111 00100101 110100101 01111101 01010111 101101001 11010010 01111100 11010101 10111111 11101100 11110101 11110101 11110111 11010110 10011000
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1659
  • Average number of words per stanza: 320
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; and is repeated.

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