This is an analysis of the poem The Fountain Of Youth that begins with:

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  • Rhyme scheme: a BcdcdbeefddddXegeXfdfdffX X BhibihdXehedeheedh X BXbdbeXeddcgbgiibgcXdXhX X BdjbddjghgddhXdidXichch a BXbbdjjddhdiihiebiebkXhidXkhciicclcclXccblffiifcfiicf a BXaBdahhabddafmmfddddeieiciieeaehahchkhhXhhkXeeddleelXe X BciXbceicXceedXieXideXedicXbbcnacnhha
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,25,1,18,1,24,1,23,1,53,1,55,1,37,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 1011010 111010 110110 110010 110010 011010 100110 011110 010010 010110 110110 110110 0010110 010010 110010 110110 110110 110110 11001 111 11011 111011 01000010 0010010 110110 1 1011010 1110110 1010110 0011110 011010 111010 010110 110110 110110 011001 0100110 111010 110010 101011 1011010 010110 1110010 01001 1 1011010 011010 1100110 1111010 01001 1011010 0110100 011110 010110 010110 1010011 011010 11011 1101100100010 011110 110110 11101 0011010 1110111 010110 01011 111110 110010 11001 1 1011010 1010110 11100010 1111010 010010 110010 010110 110110 011010 110110 1011110 110110 010010 1100100 011110 1010110 111110 110110 0010010 010110 111110 110010 10011110 1 1011010 011011 111110 010010 110010 110010 010010 010110 111010 010110 110110 111010 111010 010110 111010 0010110 1010110 1010110 0010110 111110 101001 1011010 0110010 010010 1010010 011001 01101 0110010 1010110 110010 1010110 110010 010111 01 110111 111 1101 1111000 011010 1100 011010 10101001001 110101 11001 111110 1110010 11011 1101100 1110101 11110 110010 10100100 0110100 1 1011010 111000 11 1011010 110010 11 110011 110011 11 111010 1011010 1010110 11101 11001 110110 1011010 11011 1111110 011010 011010 011010 110110 111010 100010 0110110 0011110 110110 010110 011010 011110 011011 1100110 101101 111011 011110 0010110 11111 111010 11001 1100110 10100 111010 1110010 111010 010010 111010 011010 010110 1010010 101111 0010010 010010 101001 10110 00100110010 1 1011010 0111100 111110 111100 1010010 111010 011010 011010 1011010 010100 1010011 111110 010110 0011010 101100 110110 1011010 111110 110010010010 11111 110010 011000 011010 001010 110011010 101101 111111000 1010010 10110110 1001001 011011 1011011 111111 001001 010010 0111010 111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 455
  • Average number of words per stanza: 76
  • Amount of lines: 242
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words through, to, hear, the, half, still, that, and are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines billow, not, it, one are repeated).

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  • summary of The Fountain Of Youth;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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