This is an analysis of the poem On Receiving A Book From that begins with:
Oh, great-eyed contemplation whom I saw
Walk by the blue shores of the Northern Sea... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbaabbaccccbb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1111010111 1101100101 1001010111 1101111101 011110101 1101001010111 1101011111 01001010101 1101111111 1101010011 0101010111 1111000111 1101110011 111111011111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 617
- Average number of words per stanza: 118
- Amount of lines: 14
- 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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