This is an analysis of the poem Miracles that begins with:

Sick of myself and all that keeps the light
Of the wide heavens away from me and mine, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacXcXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1011111101 00110010111 1101110111 1001010001 1100110011 11011101001 1101111101 1110010001 1101001111 0101010101 1101010101 0101010100 0101110000 1101000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 586
  • Average number of words per stanza: 108
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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, of, for are repeated.

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

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