This is an analysis of the poem Recorders Ages Hence that begins with:

RECORDERS ages hence!
Come, I will take you down underneath this impassive exterior--I will... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXabcXXbbXccdeeeadX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 21,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010101 1101111010010010010 1110101 10111111101100100 10 010101001010101 10 111100110010001001 011110101 11011011000110 10 110010111101101 010111 11110111101111 1000010001 11001010111011 11101010010111 010101 1111100011001010 00110100110011 101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1099
  • Average number of words per stanza: 167
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (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.

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

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