This is an analysis of the poem Recollections that begins with:

Ye dear stars of the Bear, I did not think
I should again be turning, as I used,...

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccdefdgdbdXbXbeabhdeXdcb ibdeechcdbidfeefijidbkl chbicbdbkbXdccbbddbeejmeXe ecfbcndedidhegXodlddpibiacdg medelddehboclk iedbpacbfedXodnj dXccfdfdjbfcnbmeahddiedldXekjXidjXiiedd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,23,26,28,14,16,39,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1110011011 1101010111 0111010101 1001010101 0011110111 1111010111 1101001101 0101010011 1001111100 1001010111 1101010111 01010110001 01100101010 110010101011 1011011100 01010100001 1001011100 0100010111 11010101010 0111100101 1101011111 11010100111 0100001010 0111110111 0100110101 1100111101 10111011110 0101001101 0011010101 0101010101 0101011101 1100010101 1101110101 1111011101 0111011011 1101011101 1100110001 1111100101 0101011101 1101010101 1101110011 1101010011 1101010111 01010011101 1111010101 11011100001 1111100101 1101111100 11010100101 0110010001 0110010101 1101110101 1011110111 0111010101 10011110101 1101010101 1001111101 1101001100 1101010111 1101010111 1100110101 1101110101 11010010101 11010010101 1101011111 01010100011 0111110101 1111010101 1110011101 0111110100 1100011111 1101010101 1000110101 111100001010 11001010001 1101001101 0111110101 1101011101 1101011011 1111110101 1101011101 1101010011 1101011111 1101001101 0111001101 1101110101 0111011111 1101110101 1111010100 01001010100 1110110101 1001010101 1101111111 01001010001 1101111101 1011010101 11001010110 0101010101 10101010111 0111110001 1101010101 0101010001 0100110100 10011100101 01010101100 1101111111 1101010001 0111010111 11001100101 1001000111 10111010011 1101010101 11101011101 0101011001 1001010111 10101011011 01011111001 1101010101 1100011111 100100011 1001010101 1111010101 1101011101 1100100111 1101010101 0101010101 0100010111 0100010001 1101110101 1101110101 0100110101 1101000101 1101110101 11100111001 11000111110 0100111111 1111010001 0111111101 1011110111 1101110101 0101010100 1111111101 1101101101 11001011011 1101111111 1101111100 1101010001 0100110101 1101011101 1101111111 0111011111 0101000101 1011010111 0100111101 1000110111 0111111011 1101001011 1110011101 1111011010 0101110100 0101010101 11100101011 0111110101 11011100111 0111011101 0110010111 01010111110 1111111101 1111010001 0110111101 1100010001 1001110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1030
  • Average number of words per stanza: 190
  • Amount of lines: 172
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; i, of, and, my, or, by, you, his, thou, to are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases sweet, fade connect the lines.

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