This is an analysis of the poem Scenes In London Ii - Oxford Street that begins with:

LIFE in its many shapes was there,
The busy and the gay;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd eeee cfcf agag dcdc cbcb hchc igig acac cece chch caca ccccXfifi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010111 010101 10111111 010101 10010111 1101001 11001101 111101 01010101 1111110 01010101 0101010 111100101 110101 11010101 010101 11010101 110101 11010111 010111 11011111 010101 10011101 0100001 11011101 010101 01010011 1111001 11010001 010001 01010101 111101 01011101 111101 11010101 010101 01010101 010101 01011101 111101 10110111 010101 110111001 111101 11010101 011101 11001111 010101 1100101001 011101 011100101 100101 11010101 010101 10011101 1011101 01110111 110101 11010111 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 123
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; its, and, many are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, there are repeated.

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