This is an analysis of the poem To The Author Of The Foregoing Pastoral - (Love And Friendship) that begins with:
By Sylvia if thy charming self be meant;
If friendship be thy virgin vows' extent,... full text
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeeeeeffXcffeebbgg
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 11000110101 0100110101 1110100101 0101101101 1111010101 0101111001 1111011101 1001111001 1111010001 1101010101 1001110101 11001110101 0101011101 1111110011 11100111101 0101010101 11010101010 1111011101 11001010101 1111110111 1011010011 0111110001 1001000101 11011101001 1111010111 1101111101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 1113
- Average number of words per stanza: 197
- Amount of lines: 26
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; be, thy are repeated.
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