This is an analysis of the poem A November Night that begins with:

There! See the line of lights,
A chain of stars down either side the street --... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdcdcaeacfgfaXhbiijjbkiifaiehfebcgfXcaflcafafibkafdclec bXh dcbigbckXiibglceaikde Xa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 57,3,21,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 110101 0101110101 11110111001 0101111101 1111001111 1110010101 0111010111 0101011111 1100110111 1101000101 1110100101 1111110111 11110010011 1111111111 1101010101 11010011011 1111001100 0111010111 01110100101 11111111011 1101000101 1011111111 1111011011 1111010101 0101010111 1101110011 11101110101 1001100101 1001010101 1111011111 1101010101 1001111111 11110100110 1111000101 1111001111 11011101001 11110011101 111110010010 1001110101 11111101011 1111010111 01010111101 1111111111 1011111111 0100010111 0101010111 11111001101 1101011101 1101010111 1111011111 0111010101 1101011101 1001110111 0110111111 1001100101 1101010111 1111110101 1101110101 1111110101 0111010001 1100100111 1111010101 1001111101 1111110101 11110101010 0111010101 1111011101 01110111001 1100010001 1001010101 1011111101 1011010001 11010111110 0111110111 1101010110 0111110101 1100110101 0101100111 11110100111 1101100101 1001111101 010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 896
  • Average number of words per stanza: 175
  • Amount of lines: 83
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, we, and, here, to, it are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word there at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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