This is an analysis of the poem Upon The Bee that begins with:

The bee goes out, and honey home doth bring,
And some who seek that honey find a sting.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb c ccbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0111110111 1111110101 1111010101 0100011101 0100 0111010001 1110010110 1111011111 1100011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 120
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and, honey are repeated.

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