This is an analysis of the poem Bold Souls that begins with:

O nightingale! Bewail if my love thou desire.
For, we are weeping lovers; yet, tear is our task dire....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaaabbaaccddeeffgggg X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1100100111010 11110101101110 11000110011 01001110010111 1111101001001 1110101001110111 0010101111111 01000101010111 1011110101 1101110101 1001011111 0101010101 01001011101 0101110101 10001001011011 110010100011001001 11001000100010011 110010111010101 1011010111 10100100111 010110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 528
  • Average number of words per stanza: 100
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; we, of, in are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, the are repeated.

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