This is an analysis of the poem Heartsease And Rue: Friendship that begins with:

I.AGASSIZ Come Dicesti _egli ebbe?_ non viv' egli ancora? Non fiere gli occhi suoi lo dolce lome?
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  • Rhyme scheme: X a bXcbdeedXfgeegghghcbcbiiiiigggg X cciddXiggjgaddkkdbb X ldglddgd X fcfceebbaaiiaagebebaammaeeakkmkknmoppopamma X a gegeghghggdgdeeknknkkXadkdkdkekiceikXkicicddddeeXggdffggeqeccqkdddook X lldddkXdkkmbbmee X a ciciccddicXioo ogg X bebeegemmgkkkk X iii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,31,1,19,1,8,1,43,1,1,69,1,16,1,1,14,3,1,14,1,22,1,20,1,41,1,13,1,1,54,1,44,1,1,31,1,20,1,1,52,22,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 100110010111101001111011111 1 001011101001 11110001000 10011110001 0101010001 1101011101 010101 11010101 0111110101 1011111101 0101011101 0111 0111001111 11010010001 110001 11010101 1011000101 101111 1101000101 101100 11110101 01010101 1100111101 1101010101 01011110001 01110011001 0110001 11111001 0100011111 11110101 110111 0111010101 1 1111010101 11010011101 110111 1101010101 1101110101 1011011000 11010001 01010101101 01011101 1100 1100010101 010101 1101110111 11010001001 1101010101 11110010101 1101011111 11001001 1001110101 1 01001101 1101010001 1101110011 111101001 0100010101 1101110101 0101110111 1001010001 1 1111010101 110111 0111111111 11001011101 1110110101 1111110101 11110100101 10110011 1100011101 1101111101 1111010101 1111110111 1101001101 1111011001 1111110101 010101 1101010111 1101011101 1111000101 1101110101 0111011011 0101010111 0110110101 0101111101 0101010011 1001011101 1101110101 0111011101 1111011111 10010010101 1111110111 00110111001 0101011100 0111010101 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1101111101 1111010111 1101110101 1110111101 1 0101101101 10111101000 1011010101 1011000101 100110001 1101110001 10111110101 1101010001 100111 0100110101 00110100 11011110101 1100010101 1101010001 1011110001 1101010101 11111100 101101 10010101 0111010001 01010011 0100010101 1101001101 1111110011 0011001101 1101010111 0011010101 1101110111 111100111 1110011111 011001011101 10001101101 1111011101 10110000101 1011011101 1101011001 1101000101 11111111 11110101 0101010101 11010100 110011 11010101 0100111011111 1 1 1101111101 0101010101 1100110101 0100110111 1111011101 10111000 1001010001 1001010101 0101011101 10010001 1101111101 0101110001 10110101001 1011010101 10110101 11101010001 10110001 1001010001 1101001101 11001010111 01010101 1101010101 1101011101 1101010101 101101 10110101 01010101 1100101 1101001 0101010101 1101010111 1 11101110101 11010101 1101010101 11010011 0101111001101 101011 10110001 1111011101 010101 01011100101 1011000111 011101110101 1101111101 1101111110 1101000101 110010101 0101111111 01100111111 1111010101 1111110101 1 1 1101010101 1101011111 01010101001 1101110101 11001101 0101000101 11111000011 1111111101 1010110011 0111010111 1101011100 1101010101 10010010100 1001000100 01010001010 1000010101 01010101010 0011010001 0101011111 0111010101 1001001101 01110100101 01111000 101010001001 010001 11111101 1111010001 100101 10110111001 0101001 111101 11010111 1101110111 11011101 11010101 1001010001 111100 1111100011 10010100001 1111011111 0010110010 1111010101 1011101101 11000101 01110101 10010101 11000101 10111101 10110101 01010101 0011011100 1101110111 1 0101010101 01010100111 01110010101 1000010101 1111011101 0101011101 0101111101 1101011101 0111010101 1111111011 0011001101 0100010111 011101001011 1101010100 1101010111 1101110101 0101110101 0100010101 1101001111 1111010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 43
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 518
  • Average number of words per stanza: 91
  • Amount of lines: 563
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; of, to, i, as, that, all, and, he, most, our, by, 'tis, in, his, for, their, him, we, be, god are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, the, to, nor, no, and, 'tis, 'good, our, he, they, 'twas are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase i connects the lines.

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