This is an analysis of the poem Lines Written In 1799. that begins with:

Hail to thy pencil! well its glowing art
Has traced those features painted on my heart;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbXccc dd eeccff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,2,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1011010101 1111010111 1101011101 111010111 111110001010 0111110101 1101110001 1101110101 1011010101 1011010111 1111010101 1101011101 1111011101 1101000101 1111010101 1101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 247
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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 is repeated.

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

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