This is an analysis of the poem Epitaph To Rome that begins with:

If midst Rome you wish to see Rome, pilgrim,
Tho in Rome naught of Rome might you see,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcXbcaXcXcab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0111101110 101101111 01011010010 1101001011 10111010010 111110101 010010101001 111001110 0101011010 0100011101 01110111 10011011101 1110111001 1110011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 603
  • Average number of words per stanza: 106
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • 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; rome is repeated.

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