This is an analysis of the poem Mutability that begins with:

When I bethink me on that speech whilere,
Of Mutability, and well it weigh:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaababb cacdXedee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1110111110 0100001101 1101110100 0011110101 0111110101 11110101110 1101110101 11011101110 1111110001010 1111111101 0111111110 1111011101 0101000100 1010010000 1111010101 1111110100 0110010101 111101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 400
  • Average number of words per stanza: 74
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; so is repeated.

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  • summary of Mutability;
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  • history of its creation;
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