This is an analysis of the poem A Hymn In Honour Of Beauty that begins with:

Ah whither, Love, wilt thou now carry me?
What wontless fury dost thou now inspire... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaccdd ebebbff gfgffXh fefeeff fifiibb abaXbjj XhkhhfX cfbffee kckcbll fiXiihh cfXffii imimmff mhmhhXe iaiaaff acabbaa dXkffbb kXkffjX nfnffhh bfbXfoo iiiXXii iiiiihh mhmhhff ejejjoo kfXffkk ieieebb mamaahh babaacc dfdXfbb gXgffaa hahaaff dfdfXhh fjfjjcb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101111101 1101011101 0011011101 11001011010 10110111010 1101011111 01010011001 1111010111 1101001101 110011111 1001000101 010010100111 01010011001 0101110101 100111101010 1001101101 01110111010 1011110101 1110011101 1010011111 1101010101 1101011101 1100110101 11010001101 1101000101 0111111101 1101001101 1011010101 1101110001 0111111101 0111010111 0101001011 1100110111 1111110101 1110010101 11010100000 1001110101 11010111101 0101110010 0011011101 1111011101 1101110111 111100101100 1111110001 1011010001 1011000101 1100010101 1001011101 0111101010 11010001010 0101010001 11001010011 1101100101 1101101101 11001110001 0111100011 1001110101 01111101010 1011110001 10011100010 1101011001 100110111010 11011101010 1101110101 1100111101 0101110100 0101011101 1101100101 11001101010 01110011010 11110011010 10111111001 1011111101 1111110101 1101000101 1101000101 1011111101 1111010001 11010111011 1001110101 1101000101 11111101101 0111110101 01001101001 1101110111 1111000101 1111011101 1101011001 1111010101 1100111110 1101011101 1111010111 0101110101 1111011101 0101111101 01101000101 110101100111 1101111101 1111010101 11011101010 1100010101 1101010101 1001010101 10010011101 1001000101 110101011 1110110101 1111011001 1001010101 0001010111 1101001101 11011001001 11001011111 11010101100 11001110101 0101010101 1101011001 1101010001 0110010111100 1101111111 01010011001 1001110011 11010111101 1011010101 1011101101 0101110101 11001010011 11000101001 1001010101 0100101101 0101110001 1001010111 1101110101 1101011101 0101010101 1011010111 01010101010 10010101010 1111001100 1001010101 11011100101 100110101 1011010101 1110000101 100101101 10111001010 10010111010 1101110101 1101011001 0101110101 1101000101 1101011101 110011111010 110011110010 110011101 1111010101 1010111101 1001110100 10001011101 11010010101 1101010101 1111011100 1101000101 11110110000 0111110101 1101011101 110111011 1111101101 1111110101 0101110101 1101011111 010111011 1001010001 1001001101 1101011101 1101110011 0110010101 1111001101 01001101111 1001110101 11110101010 11010101010 1101110101 01100011101 11001010111 1101011101 1111010101 0001000110 1001010110 1011010101 1100101001 0111111101 1011010101 1011010101 0011100101 1011010111 1100010100 0101010110 1101001100 0111011110 11110011101 101100101101 11110101000 1100110101 101101010 1111001101 11101101101 1111010111 1111110111 1101111001 1111011101 0101110101 1010010011 010111101 1011101100 10010001010 1001011010 1101001001 1001010101 01111100001 1111000101 11001000100 10010001010 0100011101 1101110100 1100100001 10010010001 1011010100 1101000100 1001010001 1101010101 1101110100 1101101101 1111010111 11000101001 1101010001 1011110101 1111010101 01111100110 1001110011 111011010010 1101010111 10001001101 1100111101 1111001111 0111010111 0101110101 1001011111 1101001101 1001110100 110110111 1111011001 0101010101 0101010001 0101011101 1101101011 11110010101 1101110101 1101001101 11110101101 1100111101 0111001101 1101010101 11010100111 1011111101 1111010101 111011101 0101001101 11010111010 1101101100 01010011100 1001010011 01111111001 011011110 11110010110 11001000101 1101110011 1101011011 10111111110 1100011001 1111010111 11001110011 1111110111 1011110101 1110111101 11110101101 110101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 41
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 302
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 287
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; of, to, as, in, it, that, from, which, most, but, your, love, his, their, thy, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words of, which, for, that are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it is repeated).

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