This is an analysis of the poem At Stratford-Upon-Avon that begins with:

Thus spake his dust (so seemed it as I read
The words): Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbeare ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXaababcXbcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101110111 0101110110 110101101 1101000101 0101010101 1101010111 0101010001 1001010101 1111110111 0101110100 1011111101 1011010001 1100111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 575
  • Average number of words per stanza: 103
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • 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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  • summary of At Stratford-Upon-Avon;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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