This is an analysis of the poem My weary eyes, there, while I turn you that begins with:

‘Occhi mei lassi, mentre ch'io vi giro'
My weary eyes, there, while I turn you...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aaXXXXbaXXXXab X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011011110 110111111 01010100111 111110 1010110011111 10111011 0101110 001110110 111110101 11101111 11010010110 110101001 01100101 10011 110011100 0101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 195
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines you is repeated).

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