This is an analysis of the poem Antistrophe that begins with:

Thou who such weary Length hast past,
Where wilt thou rest, mad Nymph, at last? ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaaaaccddXceeffXaggbbhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110111 11111111 11110101 11011101 101101 110111 1101110101 1101010101 01010101 11100111 11111101 11110101 1011111000 01110101 11110101 11010101 110101011 11110101 11110110 010101001 11101101 01010101 10011101 11111101 01011101 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 987
  • Average number of words per stanza: 170
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; thou, or, thy are repeated.

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