This is an analysis of the poem The Perpetual Wooing that begins with:

The dull world clamors at my feet
And asks my hand and helping sweet;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccD eeeeffD ggehddD hhbbffD hhgghhD iibbjjDXiiaaddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01110111 11111101 11010110 11110101 01110111 11010101 010011 11110000 11011100 01011101 11011111 01110111 11110111 010011 11111111 01010101 10010011 01010101 01110101 11111101 010011 01010111 111100101 011100011 11011101 11010101 11111101 010011 11110111 110010111 01110101 01010111 11110111 11101101 010011 11110101 1100101001 100100111 110001111 11111101 01111101 010011 01010001 0011101001 11010111 11110111 110110101 11010101 010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 235
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 49
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word still at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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