This is an analysis of the poem Lines On Gunn that begins with:

My dear friend Gunn,
May you prize won,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 1111 1011 1111 1111 1111 1101 1001 1101 1101 0010 1100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 216
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 17 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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