This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Xc: “retro Me, Sathana!” that begins with:
Get thee behind me. Even as, heavy-curled,
Stooping against the wind, a charioteer... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXbaabbacddccd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 11011101101 1001010100 01010100101 1110110111 01110110101 110110010101 0101111101 1101110101 11001111111 1100010111 1111010101 1101011101 1101000101 1100110111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 624
- Average number of words per stanza: 115
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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.
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