This is an analysis of the poem Frederick Henry Hedge D. D. On His 80th Birthday, Dec. 12, 1885 that begins with:

WHAT lapse or accident of time
Can dull that soul's sonorous chime... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddXceeffgghXiiaaiiaajjiikkcccciiiiaaiiiihhbbjjeeiiddjj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 60,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110001 11111001 11010100 11010101 01111101 11010101 10110100 100110111 01010110 11010101 1101001 01000101 11110111 11010001 110010100 01011100 11000111 11111100 11111101 11110111 11011111 01110011 11111101 01010001 11010111 01100101 111001001 11010111 01110011 01011101 11010101 01011101 110011111 10010101 11010101 10110101 01011101 01010101 11011111 110011101 01010111 11100101 01010101 01001111 11011101 110010101 10010001 10011101 11010101 100010101 110100111 0100011 110101001 110010011 111101011 0100111001 01011111 01010111 111101011 010010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2102
  • Average number of words per stanza: 376
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, no, his, be are repeated.

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

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