This is an analysis of the poem The State Of Age that begins with:
Rub thou thy battered lamp: nor claim nor beg
Honours from aught about thee. Light the young.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbaabbaccdeed
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1111011111 1001011101 1101010101 1111010101 1110111101 10111101001 1011010101 1111001101 1000111101 11101101010 0101010101 10001011111 1011111101 1111110101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 624
- Average number of words per stanza: 119
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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.
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