This is an analysis of the poem On The Vita Nuova Of Dante that begins with:

AS he that loves oft looks on the dear form
And guesses how it grew to womanhood, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabXaXcbXbc
  • 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: 1111111011 1101010101 1101110101 10110010111 1111010111 010110001001 1100100100 1111001101 11010111100 1011000100 1101010111 1101010110 1101010101 1011011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 618
  • Average number of words per stanza: 108
  • 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; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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