This is an analysis of the poem The Prayer Of Miriam Cohen that begins with:

From the wheel and the drift of Things
Deliver us, Good Lord,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab aaaa cdcd eXeX bfXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00110101 010101 11010101 010101 11110111 111011 11110101 1001101 11010101 010111 11111101 010101 11110001 010101 110100101 0111100 01111101 011111 11111111 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 123
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

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

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