This is an analysis of the poem On Stella's Birth-Day, 1719 that begins with:

Stella this Day is thirty four,
(We shan't dispute a Year or more) ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccbbddaaeeddcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010101 11010111 110100110 111110110 11111101 01010101 11001101 11110011 11010101 11011011 11110101 01110111 01010011 01111011 11010111 11110101 11011101 01110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 652
  • Average number of words per stanza: 123
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • 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.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word with is repeated.

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