This is an analysis of the poem Memory that begins with:
O MEMORY, thou fond deceiver,
Still importunate and vain,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XaXa bcbc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110011100 1100011 010101010 11010101 1101101010 1101011 111111010 01110101
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
- Average number of words per stanza: 24
- Amount of lines: 8
- Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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