This is an analysis of the poem To Sylvia that begins with:

O Sylvia, dost thou remember still
That period of thy mortal life,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXabba bccddcee bXXbffefggheii ggcdcefcfbc dXeejbebj XXbeeheiikkceXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,8,14,11,9,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100110101 110001101 11010100 10110101 11110111 11111100 100101 110101 010100111 1111110101 010010 0011010111 11010101 01110111 111111 011101 0101011101 1111011101 1101110100 1100110100 1111111101 1010100 110101001 01110101 010101 110111 11011001 11110100 11011101 110111001 01110101 010111 1111011101 010101 01001100 11101101 11010100 11010100 110101 1101110101 1101011101 110111 0100111111 101111 1011010101 1011110111 10110101 01010101 1101100 1111 111010 011101 010101 01010101 111101 00111001 01010001 01111101 1111010101 110101 010101 1101011101 010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 344
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 63
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; my, what, thy, of are repeated.

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

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

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