This is an analysis of the poem Ah! Cruel Amarillis that begins with:
Ah! cruel Amarillis, since thou tak’st delight
To hear the accents of a doleful ditty,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbacXXc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 110100011101 01010001010 01010101110 11010011101 1111110001 1100 1101 110100001
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 282
- Average number of words per stanza: 50
- Amount of lines: 8
- Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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