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Long have I framed weak phantasies of Thee,
   O Willer masked and dumb! ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbXb cddcd eeeeX affaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1111110001 110111 110101 11110010100 1111001 1101000110 110101 110101 11010100111 110011 0111010101 1100101 110101 01010000101 101001 1010010111 111111 100101 1010110101 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 221
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thy is repeated.

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