This is an analysis of the poem Scenes In London Iii - The Savoyard In Grosvenor Square that begins with:

HE stands within the silent square,
That square of state, of gloom;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef cdcd dfdf gbg hihi jdjd kjkj baba gege alal
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,3,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010101 110101 01010101 1111001 00011111 110101 010010011 1101111 110100111 110111 11110101 011111 11100101 100101 01010111 0010001 11111111 111101 010101001 0101001 11011101 111111 11010011 10011111 011101 10010101 111101 11011101 1100101 11010101 110101 11010101 011101 01010001 110101 01010111 110111 111101001 010101 110100100 111101 10101101 010011 101101001 1101010 11001111 1101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 123
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 47
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; sees, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words none, he, the are repeated.

    The author used the same word none at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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