This is an analysis of the poem A Night In Italy that begins with:

Time hangs suspended 'mid the perfumed dusk,
With limpid wings, o'er which the first pale star... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcdeedfcdaeeaXfcgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010011 01011010111 1101010101 0101011100 01010101010 11010010101 0101010101 01010001010 1001010001 0100111100 11010101110 0101010101 1001010001 0111000101 1111010101 1111111110 0101011101 1011010100 111110101 1001010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 843
  • Average number of words per stanza: 150
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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, thy, with are repeated.

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