This is an analysis of the poem Past And Future. that begins with:

MY future will not copy fair my past
On any leaf but Heaven's. Be fully done,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbXcdecde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1100110111 11011100101 1000111101 1101011101 0101000111 1111011111 0110111101 0101010110 1011011110 0111111101 1001011001 1101001101 1111110111 0111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 610
  • Average number of words per stanza: 114
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; my, of are repeated.

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