This is an analysis of the poem Song. Good Counsel To A Young Maid that begins with:

GAZE not on thy beauty's pride,
Tender maid, in the false tide ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabbb ccc aaX ddX eee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101 1010011 1010111 1110101 1110111 1010101 1101111 1010101 0110101 1010101 1010001 1011100 1011111 1010101 1010100 1010101 1011101 00100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 119
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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