This is an analysis of the poem To A Friend Who Gave Me A Group Of Weeds And Grasses, After A Drawing Of Dürer that begins with:

True as the sun's own work, but more refined,
It tells of love behind the artist's eye,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacdcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101111101 0101010101 0110000111 1101011001 1111110101 0101111111 1011000101 11010100101 1101011101 0011010111 0101010111 1111110101 1101111111 11010100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 607
  • Average number of words per stanza: 112
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.

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