This is an analysis of the poem Thee, Thee, Only Thee that begins with:

The dawning of morn, the daylight's sinking,
The night's long hours still find me thinking ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabccccB ddbefefbXaabededB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100101010 0111011110 011101 11111101 111111010 100111111 111111010 111101 11001011110 110101010 111101 11111111 0010101010 11111111 1111110010 011101 1110110110 110111110 011101 11111111 111101110 011000111 010111010 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 303
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; thee is repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word thee at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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