This is an analysis of the poem Morning Express that begins with:

Along the wind-swept platform, pinched and white,
The travellers stand in pools of wintry light, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbababbcbcbccddeebbfbbf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101111111 01001010101 100010111010 01110101010 01101000101 0111010101 11010100101 00101010001 01011101001 11010010101 11001010101 10110100101 1001010111 1011110001 11010101001 0101110101 1011010101 10001010111 1001110011 10010010111 1101011111 0101111001 01001010101 1110010001 0100110011 1101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 209
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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; and, to are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Morning Express;
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