This is an analysis of the poem Soon, O Ianthe! Life Is O'Er that begins with:

Soon, O Ianthe! life is o'er,
And sooner beauty's heavenly smile:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101010 110101001 11011111 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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