This is an analysis of the poem The Living Beauty that begins with:

I BADE, because the wick and oil are spent
And frozen are the channels of the blood,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdbbdc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101011111 1101010001 1101010110 0101011001 011101001001 01111110101 101010001101 111101011111 0101001101 1101010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 422
  • Average number of words per stanza: 79
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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