This is an analysis of the poem Rome: The Vatican--Sala Delle Muse (1887) that begins with:
I sat in the Muses' Hall at the mid of the day,
And it seemed to grow still, and the people to pass away, ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb bbcc aXbb XXdd ddXb aaXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1100101101001 10101110100101 10100101000101 1010110101111 111011011001 111011100101 010011101101 010110111001 10001111011011 10101110110100 11011100101 11010101101 101111111011 010001111010 11100011100101 1111101111101 10111100101111 0100100110101 0110101101010 1011111111001 10110111101001 1110111111000 1001101111010 111110111111
- Amount of stanzas: 6
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 223
- Average number of words per stanza: 41
- Amount of lines: 24
- Average number of symbols per line: 55 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 10
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, to, my, thou are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
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