This is an analysis of the poem From Boethius: De Consolatione Philosophiae; Book Ii. Metre 4. that begins with:

Wouldst thou to some steadfast seat,
Out of Fortune's power retreat?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddbbaaaaeebbffgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101111 10101001 1111101 1010101 1110101 1011101 1010101 1011101 11010101 1110101 1010101 0010101 1110101 1010001 1010101 1111101 1110101 1011101 1111101 1010111 1011101 1010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 719
  • Average number of words per stanza: 121
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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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