This is an analysis of the poem On A Letter that begins with:

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SUNBEAMS can fling no purer brightness o'er the sea... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaa Xbaba caca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic trimeter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1 1011110101001 1110111010001 110101110011 111111111101 1 11010101 010111 11010101 010101 11010001 011101 11010111 011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 154
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • 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; no is repeated.

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

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