This is an analysis of the poem Phillada Flouts Me that begins with:

O WHAT a plague is love!
   How shall I bear it? ...

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcXcXdedD edddfgfghhhD ddddijijiiXD fkfkXbXbbbbD ljljbibifffD dXdiXkikfffD mdmdckckiiiD nfnfdodommmD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,12,12,12,12,12,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101 11110 101001 11010 111111 11110 110001 10110 100111 111011 101101 10011 101101 10111 110101 11111 110101 11110 010001 11100 010101 111101 110101 10011 110111 11011 111101 11011 111111 11010 010101 10110 010101 101101 1111010 10011 110101 101100 111101 110100 111011 11110 011101 11010 110111 110001 111001 10011 111101 10110 110101 10010 111111 11010 111101 11110 110101 100101 1111101 10011 001101 11010 110101 11110 1011000 10110 1101010 11110 110101 110101 111111 10011 110101 10111 111111 11011 110101 101110 110100 10110 111111 101011 110111 10011 110111 11010 111111 10110 110101 11111 110111 100011 110111 010101 111111 10011
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 388
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 96
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her, and are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word me at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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