This is an analysis of the poem Age that begins with:

Full oft you're plaining that in age
Our faculties and feelings die.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 11001101 10101101 11111111 11110111 11110111 11111001 11110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 290
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Age;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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