This is an analysis of the poem Description Of An Author's Bedchamber that begins with:

WHERE the Red Lion flaring o'er the way,
Invites each passing stranger that can pay;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccaaddeeffggddaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 10110101001 0111010111 1101110101 1001110101 1001010101 0111010101 0101010101 1101010111 0101110101 0101010101 0101011101 1011010101 0101010101 1111010111 01111101010 01011100010 0111010111 1111010101 0101010101 0111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 911
  • Average number of words per stanza: 162
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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.

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