This is an analysis of the poem Andrew Marvell that begins with:

Spirit, that lookest from the starry fold
Of truth’s white flock, next to thy Milton there ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbaaXcdcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1011000101 0111101101 01110011101 1111010101 110101100111 11110100111 1101010101 1101001100 1111010111 0110011001 1101010111 0110000101 1100110101 1111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 657
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; of is repeated.

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