This is an analysis of the poem A pure white hind appeared to me that begins with:

‘Una candida cerva sopra l'erba'
A pure white hind appeared to me...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aXbcbddeXXXabeXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100101010 01110101 0111111 011100101 111001010 01111111 1111110100 101001010 10110100001 111010111 1101010101 01110111 01101010011 110100101110 11100101110 0101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 200
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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