This is an analysis of the poem To Mrs. Thrale On Her Completing Her Thirty-Fifth Year that begins with:

Oft in danger, yet alive,
We are come to thirty-five;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101 1110101 1110001 1001101 1010001 1011101 10101101 10010101 1011101 1011101 1011111 1011101 11001111 1010101 1110101 1011101 11110101 11111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 547
  • Average number of words per stanza: 101
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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