This is an analysis of the poem To Professor And Mrs. J.S. Blackie that begins with:

If Time that feeds love dies to die no more,
Immortal hours, dear friends, were yours and mine;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbXcXXXXcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 0111110111 01010110111 11110110101 1111110101 1111011101 1011010101 1101010101 01110101010 0111110111 1000011101 1011011100 11101011100 0101011100 101010101001 010111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 671
  • Average number of words per stanza: 129
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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