This is an analysis of the poem Where is the forehead, that could make my heart turn that begins with:

‘Ov'è la fronte, che con picciol cenno'
Where is the forehead, that could make my heart turn...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abcXXXbXXXaXcXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,16,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111010 10010111111 0111001010 110100101011 11110111 1001010101 010101011 110101000 11110111 100101100101 110100111101 1111001110 1011111001 101011111 101111010101 0101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 226
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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