This is an analysis of the poem Dear Pretty Youth that begins with:

Dear pretty youth, unveil your eyes,
How can you sleep when I am by?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaaabbcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010111 11111111 01011100 10110101 01111111 11110101 10011111011 01111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 285
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, you are repeated.

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