This is an analysis of the poem Sir Launcelot And Queen Guinevere that begins with:

LIKE souls that balance joy and pain,
With tears and smiles from heaven again ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabaaab ccccdaaad bXbbcbbbc eXeeffXff ddddggggg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110111 011101001 010010101 10011101 01010101 11010101 11010101 01011101 010101 01010101 0101101 01010101 11010101 11010101 010100101 11011101 01000011 010101 10011001 110111100 11010001 01010101 110101001 01011111 10010101 01110111 100101 11110101 111100100 01010100 01110101 11011101 111101001 1101010 110100111 010101 11111111 01010101 10010001 11110111 01010101 011101101 11010110 01011011 010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 314
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 45
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; sometimes, of, she are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words sometimes, now are repeated.

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