This is an analysis of the poem The Ruines Of Time that begins with:

It chaunced me on day beside the shore
Of siluer streaming Thamesis to bee,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXbbbcdcddcc XeXeeee dXXXfXX XeeeedX ababbgh eieXiXX iXijXXX gkgXXjj XXXXXXX ecXccgg fXXXfXX XjajjXX gXXggee abaXbee XeXeeXc lmaXXcc lcaccmm cXcXXXX cbcXbXj XXXcccc XXjXXaa jejXXXX kXkXXee XnXnnaa XeXeej XhchhXX jajXXXX jdjddff bbcXbXb cXcXXee jXjeeXX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,6,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7,7,7,8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7,15,8,7,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
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1111110101 00111001 11101011101 1101010011 101110101 10111111 101001011 111010101 01001011001 1111010101 110100101 1001011101 11110100110 1010110011 1111111 11011110 0100010101 1101110101 11001001101 1111011101 110101111 11101101 1101010101 1101110101 101110101 1111010101 0111110100 1101010010 1 1111010101 11111101 1110010110 1100111101 1111010010 010010010111 01101011 11101010101 11110101 110001010 01001110101 1101110101 10111101 1101010001 1 110010101 1101011111 111010110 111010101 1111101110 11010011 1101100100 111001001 1101111101 1011110111 11010111001 0001011101 1101110001 1101111111 1 1011010100 1011011001 111111111 01010101001 1111010101 1101010100 011010101 111010101 100101101 011110101 1111010101 11011111 111111010 11010110101 1 110001101 010101001010 1111010001 11110111010 1110100010 01010010101 1001101001 10011101101 10110111010 11010001001 110101111 1001100101 1111000110 110101011 1 1011011101 101010101 1001110011 110101011 111111100 00010011100 1100001010 1111000111 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  • Amount of stanzas: 97
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 305
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 700
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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, her, i, their, that, and, my, to, his, greatest, him, die, saw, your, brother, deare, dead, thy, in, soone, too, me, with, what, be, for, such, one, but, it, as are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, of, scarse, too, what, ne, or, such, that are repeated.

    The author used the same words he, so, o at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases fought, wasted, praise, deare, sorrowing connect the lines.

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