This is an analysis of the poem Vis Medicatrix Naturae that begins with:
When Faith turns false and Fancy grows unkind,
And Fortune, more from fickleness than spite,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacddcdX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1111110101 1101010011 1011010101 1011110101 1101010101 1011010111 1011010101 11010000101 11010100101 1111110101 1011010101 1001010101 1101010100 0101010000
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 603
- Average number of words per stanza: 99
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- 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 is repeated.
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