This is an analysis of the poem The Winding Stair And Other Poems that begins with:

IN MEMORY OF EVA GORE-BOOTH AND CON MARKIEWICZ
THE light of evening, Lissadell,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a XbBCdbbdeddefggfcbBCceechaahieei
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,32,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01000101111100 01010100 11010001 11010101 1001001 1010101 1000101 01000101 1011100 010010100 11110101 110100111 110111001 11001101 10011101 11010111 01110101 1000101 11010101 11010101 1001001 11111101 1010001 0010111 010010100 1110011 01111101 11010111 1010101 1110101 1011001 1010101 1110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 521
  • Average number of words per stanza: 95
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase all connects the lines.

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