This is an analysis of the poem On A Distant View Of The Village And School Of The Harrow Hill that begins with:

Oh! mihi præteritos referat si Jupiter annos.~Virgil
Ye scenes of my childhood, whose lov'd recollection... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abab cdcX dbdb dede dXXa Xdad fbfX eXeXXefef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010010011001000 110111111010 10000101001 1101110100010 11001101001 110110010010 01101011011 110011110010 11001011010 011010011110 01111101111 011111011010 0110011110001 0110111101110 101011111111 110110011110 01011001101 1111010100010 1110111010100 1011111100100 11011001101 111111011000 111001011001 1101110111010 101011101001 110111111011 10011001011 111010111011 11011001010 010111010011 11101001010 1101000010011 11001001011 101010001011 11101011001 1011010011011 11001111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 183
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 37
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, where, we, i, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

    The author used the same word again at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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