This is an analysis of the poem The Weary Philosopher that begins with:

I can conceive no heav'nly bliss
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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddeeff ggcchh cciijj kihhki llffhX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 11000110 01111101 10010101 00011101 01010101 11011100 11010101 11111111 11110001 00010101 01000101 11010101 01010101 01110101 11010101 11011101 11011111 11100101 11010101 01110100 01010100 11010111 11110101 1010101 11010100 10010101 11011111 11010001 01010100 10010101 11001101 11010101 01110101 101101011 110011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 193
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word a is repeated.

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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