This is an analysis of the poem To Eliza On Her Marriage that begins with:

You're now, Eliza, fix'd for life;
In other words, you're now - a wife;...

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcXddccddeeff gghhcciicchhjjhhaakkjjlljjkcccXjmm ccXXnXkkmmmmhhkX eehhmXoXddmXmmnnffccjj ccXcffaakkmmjjeebbeeoo mmjjXpnnccqqccbbpp jjmmcckXhhnnllrrccmmoo
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,34,16,22,22,18,22,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 01011101 11110011 01111101 111111110 010101110 111111011 1111000011 010111010 110111010 010100011 010111011 111101110 010110110 110101010 010101110 110101110 1001001010 111111010 011101010 011111010 111101010 110101010 010101010 010111010 010101010 110100111 11110101 11010101 11111101 111101100 010111010 10011101 10010101 11110101 11010111 110010111 01010101 1100101110 110101110 101100110 011111010 10011001 01010111 110111010 0100101010 101111100 010101010 11010111 01010101 11110111 01111111 111101100 111101010 11111101 11011110 011110001 11001101 111100101 11111101 11011101 10010101 11010111 01111101 101101011 111111011 110011010 0100101110 01000101 11010101 01011111 1101010 110100101 11011110 11010111 11010001 110111111 110101010 11011101 00100101 010101001 01010101 111101110 1001101010 010111001 11111101 100101010 011111010 01011101 01010111 11011101 11010111 110111010 011001010 01010101 01100101 11110001 010101001 10110111 01010101 111101 11110111 110111010 010101110 01010101 01010111 010101010 110001110 01010001 11010111 10010111 11110111 010101010 010101010 11010110 11110111 11011101 01010101 11111101 01110101 11010101 11010111 10010101 01010101 11110101 11010101 11110101 01011111 11010101 01010101 110101001 01010111 11111111 10110101 11010101 010011100 01010101 010001001 01001001 11110101 01010101 01010001 01010101 11010101 01110101 01111101 11010101 11110101 10111101 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 795
  • Average number of words per stanza: 138
  • Amount of lines: 150
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; she, where, that, and, to are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines you is repeated).

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