This is an analysis of the poem Life flies, and never stays an hour, that begins with:
‘La vita fugge, et non s'arresta una hora,'
Life flies, and never stays an hour,...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: X aXbXcXXcXabddXXd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,16,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1101111001010 111101110 1111010011 1011111 0101110111 101011010111 11011111101 0101110111 111111010011 01010111 01011001010 1101110011 11110101111 010111111110 1010011101110 0101011
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 224
- Average number of words per stanza: 43
- Amount of lines: 16
- 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; and, on are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, i are repeated.
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