This is an analysis of the poem If You Would Please Me that begins with:

If you would please me when I've passed away
Let not your grief embitter you. Be brave; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacdcdee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0111111101 1111010101 1011001101 1101010111 10110011001 1101011101 1100010111 1111011101 1111111100 1111010101 1101011101 1111111101 1001010111 0111010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 659
  • Average number of words per stanza: 121
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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