This is an analysis of the poem Furness Abbey that begins with:
I WISH for the days of the olden time,
When the hours were told by the abbey chime,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaaabB ccddbB eeffbB ffXddbB
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,7,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 1110100101 10100110101 1010011110101 1010110111 1100111101 11111001101 110100101 10101101011 00111111010111 1001101110001 1011101111 11111001101 1010011111 110101101 110111101101 11100111001 101111101 111101001101 1110101001 0010101101 11111111101 01101100101 111111111 111101001101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 219
- Average number of words per stanza: 46
- Amount of lines: 24
- Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 10
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, and, my are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word when is repeated.
The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The poet repeated the same word vow at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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