This is an analysis of the poem On A Lady Throwing Snow-Balls At Her Lover that begins with:
[From the Latin of Petronious Ascanius.]
When, wanton fair, the snowy orb you throw, ... full text
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- Rhyme scheme: X aabbccdd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 00100100100 1101010111 11010010101 10101111101 1111110101 1011011101 01111101001 1101010101 0101011101
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 197
- Average number of words per stanza: 35
- Amount of lines: 9
- 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.
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