This is an analysis of the poem Cito Pede Preterit Aetas that begins with:

A mellower light doth Sol afford,
His meridian glare has pass'd... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd cdcdbebe bfbfgdgd hihXdjdj kikihXhX hlhlhmhm bmbmblbl daXaiaia dndnajaj fdfdbdbd aaaafgfg bgbgbgbg adadbbbb abaXobob aXagbibX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010011101 00100111 1011011101 110111 110100011 0101101 0100111101 1110101 11111111 11101110 1011100111 101001110 01011111 10101101 1110100101 11111101 1010111101 0011101 111111101 10100101 111100101 1101111 1111111101 1100101 0110110111 10101011 111100101 00101010 111110011 11010110 1110101101 01011010 0110101 0110101 110110101 1110101 01110111 10111001 10101111001 11000101 110110101 00100101 0010111011 1111001 1010111001 101001110 1100111001 1100111 111100101 0100111 1111111111 1111101 1101100101 1101111 110101101 1101011 111110111 1100111 011010111 01111001 10110101001 00111001 010010101 1100101 1011100101 00100111 11001001001 10100101 1010110101 00101010 0011101101 01100110 1010010101 01001010 01001001001 101011010 010010111 10110101 1010100101 1100100 1010110101 00111010 110100101 00101010 1010100101 0110101 1011100101 01100111 110101111 0110101 1010010101 11100111 1110100101 11111001 1101101101 1111101 110110111 11110101 10101110101 1111011 111110101 10101110 10101101001 101111010 010010111 0101111 0100100101 10100100 110101001 11100111 1110010111 0101111 110111101 1110111 11001101001 1110101 1110100101 101101011 111001111001 11001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 299
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 120
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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, some, their, for, till, though, our are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words on, some, and, the, till, when, though are repeated.

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