This is an analysis of the poem A Reply To A Pessimist that begins with:

O beautiful bright world! for ever young,
And now with Wisdom grafted on thy Spring,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Aaaabba cdcdddd cXceffe bgbgbbg ghghddh Aaaacca dcdciic gjgjhhj ikikcck liliXXi mgmghhg hhnhcch Xhhhddh knknXhnXckckjjk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1100111101 11010101101 1111010101 1101011100 1111111111 11110100011 110101110001 1011000101 11010010001 1101010111 1101010101 1110010111 1011110101 11001010010001 1100011111 1101110111 1111000101 1101010101 1101010111 1101011101 110100111101 1100101001 0100101011 10011111111 011101001001 1101111101 1001110001 10010010100111 11110011101 1100110101 0111001001 11110101010 1011000101 11001010101 1001011100010 1100111101 0111010101 11110111011 01010100001 1011111101 11010001001 1011011110111 1011111111 1111110101 1101000101 01010010101 1111010001 11010100001 111101110001 1111011111 1001100001 1100110111 0111011101 1101110111 0111000101 0101010110101 0111011101 1101000101 1101010101 1101110011 1011010101 1101001111 101111010101 1111111111 010101001 1011110101 1001010001 11111101100 011100100010 1111011111111 11001010101 1011110111 1101010101 0111000111 1111011101 1101001101 111111010101 1100101110 0111101101 0101110101 1101110101 1011111101 1101011101 110101010101 1111000111 1101001101 10011110011 10010010111 101101011 101111111 010011110101 10101101001 1010111001 11010101111 0101110101 1001001010010 1101011111 111101010101 11001111001 1111110101 0101001111 11110101101 1100010101 11110101001 110101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 319
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 105
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, or, in, as, still, we, our, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words as, no, the, what are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase still connects the lines.

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