This is an analysis of the poem To Mr. Cyriack Skinner Upon His Blindness that begins with:

Cyriack, this three years day these eys, though clear
To outward view, of blemish or of spot;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacXcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1001011111 0101010101 0101110101 1011011101 0111110101 1111011101 0111101101 0111111111 1101011111 01010110100 0100011101 0111010101 0111110111 1011111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 646
  • Average number of words per stanza: 117
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, or are repeated.

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