This is an analysis of the poem To Silvia that begins with:

Pardon my trespass, Silvia! I confess
My kiss out-went the bounds of shamefacedness:--... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10111100101 111101010000 1001111111 0111110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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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