This is an analysis of the poem Follow Thy Fair Sun that begins with:

Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow;
Though thou be black as night,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaXbbXXccXXbbXdddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101011 110111 111101 11011101011 1001111100 111101 1101001 11001101100 1011111010 11111 111110 10111101010 1001101010 110101 101101 10010101100 101111101 011101 111111 0111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 738
  • Average number of words per stanza: 130
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; light, her, still are repeated.

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