This is an analysis of the poem On The Night Of A Friend's Wedding that begins with:

If ever I am old, and all alone,
I shall have killed one grief, at any rate; ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabXa bcXbcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0101111101 1111111101 1111111101 1101011111 0101011111 1111111111 011110001 0111011101 1101010101 1001011111 1110000101 0101110101 1011110101 0101111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 289
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • 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; i, have are repeated.

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