This is an analysis of the poem Song. Murdering Beauty that begins with:

I'LL gaze no more on her bewitching face,
Since ruin harbours there in every place ; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbbccdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1111101001 11010101001 1101010111 0111000111 1111110100 1111011100 1011110101 0101111001 0101100101 1100110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 449
  • Average number of words per stanza: 83
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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 Song. Murdering Beauty;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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