This is an analysis of the poem O' Lyric Love that begins with:

O' Lyric Love, half angel and half bird,
And all a wonder and a wild desire,- ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcXdXcbefXceagfdhabagXah
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101110111 11010101010 1001110101 110100101001 1101011001 1101011001 1011000101 11011101011 1100010011 0111010101 0001111111 1111000101 1011011111 0111111101 0101110101 1101010101 1101101101 0111011101 1101010011 1001110111 1011110111 1111100101 1101111101 01110111011 1101111111 1101111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1172
  • Average number of words per stanza: 212
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; and, to, some, all are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word some is repeated.

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