This is an analysis of the poem To George, Earl Delwarr that begins with:

Oh! yes, I will own we were dear to each other;
The friendships of childhood, though fleeting are true;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd abab efef bgbg chch fcfc Xdcd aiai
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111011010110 01001111011 011111010010 11001011011 110110010010 0010000010010 111111011010 11111010010 111110110010 11001011101 00010111010010 11011011001 110010110010 01001011101 111010010110 11101001001 110111111011 01111111011 011111010011 01001001111 101011110010 01110001011 110011010010 11101111101 111111111010 01001001011 111010101110 01001101001 111010011000 01001011001 1111110011010 11101111001 1001111011110 11101001111 0011010111010 11101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 191
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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; you, i, my, for are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, for are repeated.

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

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