This is an analysis of the poem The Triumph Of Life that begins with:

Swift as a spirit hastening to his task
Of glory & of good, the Sun sprang forth... full text

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 40,508,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
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  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 12737
  • Average number of words per stanza: 2128
  • Amount of lines: 548
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, that, and, it, as, or, their, i, nor, all, on, her, to, not, me, with, they are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, of, were, and, me, from are repeated.

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  • summary of The Triumph Of Life;
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