This is an analysis of the poem Lines To Helen that begins with:

A NEW-BORN INFANT, 1821.
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aabb ccbb XXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 011101 1111100001 0101111101 1111010101 110111 1101010001 1101000101 111101110010 1101010 1101110101 1101010101 10110111001 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 130
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Lines To Helen;
  • central theme;
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