This is an analysis of the poem The Poet Pleads With The Elemental Powers that begins with:

THE Powers whose name and shape no living creature knows
Have pulled the Immortal Rose;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeebbffgghh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0101111110101 1100101 110101101111 010101 0101110100101 101101 11001011111010 01010010 010011110001 111111 011101110101 010111 1100101101100 1011001 11110111111 010101 110101010101 100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 716
  • Average number of words per stanza: 133
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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