This is an analysis of the poem Merlin that begins with:
O Merlin in your crystal cave
Deep in the diamond of the day,...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcbcaddXbecec
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic tetrameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 11001101 10010001 01100010 1100101 010111010 010100101 1010101 1111101 11010100 11010101 0110101 010110010 011000101 1110010
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 437
- Average number of words per stanza: 85
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
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