This is an analysis of the poem Watching Unto God In The Night Season (2) that begins with:

Season of my purest pleasure,
Sealer of observing eyes!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcbcb dedeXfbf gegehhhh ijijkbkb Xecedchc didihehX ahahhbhb lblbdbdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011010 1000101 10101010 1110001 10111010 1010101 11101010 1010101 10101010 1010101 11111010 1111111 10101010 11110001 10101010 1011101 11101110 1110101 10101110 1010111 101001010 11100101 10101010 0110111 10111011 1010001 10111011 1111111 11101110 1010101 11101110 1010001 10111000 1010001 10111110 0110011 11101010 1110101 10101010 1010101 10101010 1111111 11101010 1110101 10101010 1010111 10111010 1010111 11001110 1011101 11010010 1010001 10011010 1000101 101010010 1010101 10001010 1110011 10100010 1011101 100010100 1011101 011010100 1010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 245
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; and, me, i are repeated.

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