This is an analysis of the poem Near The Forum Of Trajan that begins with:

In Rome, as I look from my lattice
And lean to the night,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbcdedfgXXaXcgfbXbageg hgbgdhXheeceabdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,16,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011110110 11001 1010111011 10011 011011110 01011 1011010110 11011 110110010 10011 110111100 11001 110111110 1101 1010010110 11011 110111110 01001 111110111 11101 1011100010 11111 111110110 01001 1110011010 11011 111010011 01101 11101101010 01001 1110110010 11101 1111111010 001001 111110010 11011 10011111 01011 1110010011 11101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 618
  • Average number of words per stanza: 122
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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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