This is an analysis of the poem Revenge that begins with:

Ay, gaze upon her rose-wreathed hair,
And gaze upon her smile; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef gdgd ahah ijij ecec ddddXbibi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101101 110101 11110101 010101 11100101 111101 11110101 110101 111110011 111101 01010111 111111 11110101 111111 01010101 011110 10110101 010101 11111101 111001 11110111 011101 11011101 110111 10010100 011101 11110110 110101 11110101 110010 11010101 001111 11010101 110111 11111101 1111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 137
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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