This is an analysis of the poem On A Picture Of My Father that begins with:

I strive in vain those features to restore
To Memory's faded tablets, which on me,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXabbccdccdee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101110001 01001010111 00110011100 1001110111 0111011100 1101110011 1011010101 1111110111 11001110001 1111110111 11110011001 1001010011 0101011101 0101001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 598
  • Average number of words per stanza: 114
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; to, and are repeated.

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