This is an analysis of the poem Third Sunday After Trinity that begins with:

O hateful spell of Sin! when friends are nigh,
To make stern Memory tell her tale unsought,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXab cdcd cece fdfd fgXg hXhg iaia eheh baba jkjk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101011111 01110010110 11010101011 0101111101 1101011001 1001111101 01110101101 1011011101 010010101001 0100010101 0111011101 1111000101 1001011101 01011001101 11011100101 0111010111 1001000101 0111011101 11010111010 00110110101 01010101101 0111110101 11110110101 00101001101 0110111101 1101110011 0111110101 0101110101 1110110101 0101011110 1011110111 01010100111 1011111101 01000111001 11011101111 1101011111 1111110101 1101010111 111011100101 1111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 182
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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.

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