This is an analysis of the poem On Time that begins with:
Fly, envious Time, till thou run out thy race,
Call on the lazy leaden-stepping hours,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababcaacXdaaddcccceffe
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 11001111111 11010101010 1101010101 11100111010 1011110111 110101 110011 110011 11111111100 1101110101 1101001111 01101001 1111011101 11001100100 110001 0111111101 010011 01111010101 1111010111 11010101 0101111101 10101111111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 848
- Average number of words per stanza: 154
- Amount of lines: 22
- Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word so is repeated.
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