This is an analysis of the poem A Perfect Strain that begins with:
O BID the minstrel tune his harp,
And bid the minstrel sing;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcbdefe XdXdcfcf dghgXihihiai
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,12,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11010101 110101 11000011 110111 01010101 010101 11110101 110101 11010111 011111 110100101 110101 11010101 100101 01110101 110101 11011101 010111 01010111 010111 01011111 010001 0100101 011001 11111101 0101001 11010111 110101
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 292
- Average number of words per stanza: 57
- Amount of lines: 28
- Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- 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; from, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the are repeated.
The author used the same word o at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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