This is an analysis of the poem When the heavenly body that tells the hours that begins with:

‘Quando 'l pianeta che distingue l'ore'
When the heavenly body that tells the hours...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abaXbaccXadadd X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110011010 101001011010 101001010010 100010101 11010110 11100111011 11101010 101101001010 1000111010 11111110 11100101110 10010010111 011011011 11011001101 10110100111 0101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 218
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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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  • summary of When the heavenly body that tells the hours;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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