This is an analysis of the poem Dorinda's Sparkling Wit And Eyes that begins with:

Dorinda's sparkling wit and eyes,
United, cast too fierce a light, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 100100111 01011101 11011101 11011101 10011101 11011101 01000101 11010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 141
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his is repeated.

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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