This is an analysis of the poem To Dorothy Wellesley that begins with:

STRETCH towards the moonless midnight of the trees,
As though that hand could reach to where they stand,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabcbcbdeXdebXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10101011001 1111110111 1111011000 0100011011 11010101 11 01110010001 11001011111 1011010111 1101011111 1011110101 111101 1101 1011010101 0111111010 110110111100 11010101000 0110100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 724
  • Average number of words per stanza: 129
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; and is repeated.

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