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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbcdedefgfgacahhiijgfgfjffkfkfllkfmmjjjjefjaddkkddeaddXekhjhjinjjin ccjkkmmkjjcjjjcjchjhjhghgcece lljjamgXfgfcacfmooffXkfkmkmkfk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,68,29,30,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110 0101 1001000101 01110100101 111101 1101010001 1001100111 100101 1101010101 101011 1101111101 010101 1101011101 110101 010101 1101000101 01010111 010110101 1111 1111011101 0111 0101011101 01100101 1101001 1101011111 1011000101 1111010001 1101111101 100101 110101 010101 10000010111 11010101 110101 1111010101 0101 1011011101 110101 1011010101 111001 1101110101 100111 1111001101 11011010101 110001 1001001 01011101 1101011001 11 1011010111 1101010111 010101 0111010101 110001 1101110101 1011010101 1011010 01010001001 11000101001 110111 111101 1101001101 1001000101 0101111101 110101 1101010101 0110011011 1101111111 000101 110101001 11010101 1011011101 0101001 1101010101 1101010101 1101010101 1101010101 1111110111 1001011111 11011101 11010110101 111100 1111110001 1101000101 1101000101 11010010101 0101011011 1111010111 1101101111 1101010101 1010010101 0101010101 1111110101 010101 1111101111 0011110101 1101010101 1100101 1111110101 1111011101 1101010101 1101110101 000101 1011010101 1001110011 10010101000 1110010001 110001 0101010101 0111111101 11001010001 1101110111 1101111011 1101010101 0100010101 11110100111 1011010111 1011000101 1100011101 0111111101 0011000101 1101110111 0101000101 1101010101 101101 1101111111 1011111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 960
  • Average number of words per stanza: 176
  • Amount of lines: 128
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, from, of, be, to, thy are repeated.

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

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

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