This is an analysis of the poem On Leaving Bruges that begins with:

The city's steeple-towers remove away,
Each singly; as each vain infatuate Faith ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaaccadeffed
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 01010100101 11011101011 11010110011 1101111111 0101110111 1010111101 0101111101 1011010001 0111101100 1011110101 0101011011 1011110101 1000010101 1100010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 621
  • Average number of words per stanza: 115
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; each is repeated.

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