This is an analysis of the poem The City That Will Not Repent that begins with:
Climbing the heights of Berkeley
Nightly I watch the West. ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcbdeXe afdfghbh ifjfklel Xmkmbbnbebkb Xjejakkkibnb afkfioXoXcigi
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,12,12,13,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1001010 101101 1111010 110101 1001010 1001010 1001010 1001010 1101010 110111 11010110 111111 1101011 100100 1101010 1100111 1101110 111111 1001110 110111 1101110 100101 1001010 100101 11010011 100101 1001010 101011 1001010 100101 1001010 101101 1101110 100101 1001110 110101 1011010 1110011 1101110 111101 1111110 101111 11011010 110111 1101110 110111 1001110 100101 1101010 110111 1101010 111101 1101010 111101 11011010 110101 1111010 101111 1101011 111111
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 258
- Average number of words per stanza: 44
- Amount of lines: 60
- Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her, god, dance are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words scorning, not, god, dance are repeated.
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