This is an analysis of the poem Peace On Earth that begins with:

To mortal men Peace giveth these good things:
Wealth, and the flowers of honey-throated song;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXbXcdcadabb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 0101110101 11010010101 01101 1101001111 10010101111 1111111111001 1001011101 111101 1001011111 01011101 1011001101 10111101 0111010111 1101011101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 620
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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.

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