This is an analysis of the poem Tears, John Dowland's Third And Last Book Of Songs Or Airs that begins with:

WEEP you no more, sad fountains;
   What need you flow so fast? ...

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababaccAX cdcdaccAX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111110 111111 1101010 1011101 1111001 11110 11110 101101 10 1001010 111101 1101110 1111011 111111 11010 11110 101101 10
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 320
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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