This is an analysis of the poem To Mr. Barbauld that begins with:
NOVEMBER, 14, 1778.
Come, clear thy studious looks awhile,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: X abba cdcd deebbfddgcgf hijhjbbiXbjeejjbbj
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,12,18,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 01011 111100101 1010101 011101 11110111 110101 110101 010101 110101 01010111 01110101 1101000101 11010101 10010101 110101010 110111 010101 101101 0011010101 01010101 1101010101010 01010111 0111000101 11110101 111111 11111111 1101111101 11011101 111101111101 11011101 11111111 11110111 1101001101 01010111 10011100 1111 11111 110111
- Amount of stanzas: 6
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 211
- Average number of words per stanza: 39
- Amount of lines: 38
- Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; his, and, him, our are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
The author used the same word a at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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