This is an analysis of the poem To A Proud Beauty ('A Valentine') that begins with:

Though I have loved you well, I ween,
And you, too, fancied me,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabacaca dadacbcb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111111 111101 11110100 010100 11011101 111101 11010101 0100101 11001101 110100 11011101 111001 11011111 010111 11110111 111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 246
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; and is repeated.

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