This is an analysis of the poem The Married Lover that begins with:

Why, having won her, do I woo?
Because her spirit's vestal grace ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcbcXddddefefgfgXhdhdeieidjdj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 01010101 01111001 11010101 01010101 11111011 01111101 01111000 11011101 11010101 01110101 11110101 11010101 01000111 11110101 010011111 01110111 11010110 01011111 01111100 10010100 11110101 11010111 1001100010 01011101 11011111 01010101 11010101 011100101 11010101 100100101 111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 199
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • 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.

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