This is an analysis of the poem Astarte Syriaca that begins with:

MYSTERY: lo! betwixt the sun and moon
Astarte of the Syrians: Venus Queen ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaaaaabccbbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1001010111 1000100101 1101010101 01110101001 01100101110 10011001011 11011101111 010100101001 1100110001 11001010111 0100010100 1101110001 1001001100 0101110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 591
  • Average number of words per stanza: 99
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of are repeated.

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