This is an analysis of the poem Bedtime that begins with:

Usually I stay up late, my time
alone. Tonight at 9o I can tell ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbXbcccXXcXdeeead
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100111111 010111111 01001101 011101 1110111 0111011 0100111001 111101111 1011111 01100111 0011111 11110111 001110 101011 1111101 100111111 01010010010 1110101 011101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 635
  • Average number of words per stanza: 126
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; to, and are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me is repeated).

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  • summary of Bedtime;
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