This is an analysis of the poem The Habit Of Perfection that begins with:
Elected Silence, sing to me
And beat upon my whorlèd ear, ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd eded dfdf gggg dgdgXgfgf
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,9,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 01010101 1101111 11010110 01011101 11010101 00010101 01110101 11011100 0110101 1101001 01111101 11110101 10010101 0101001001 01101101 11110101 10110111 01011101 11010101 01010101 11011111 11010101 11110101 11101101 11000101 11010110 11010101 111100111
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
- Average number of words per stanza: 25
- Amount of lines: 28
- Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
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