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

They once in wilderness did ride
On beast with horn and shaggy hide-...

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXaX ccbbdd aaaaee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010001 11011101 01011101 11010101 11110111 01111111 11010111 11010101 10110011 10010010 111100100 11101100 11001111 010011001 110010111 11110101 110011010 01000010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 200
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; their is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word for is repeated.

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