This is an analysis of the poem The Manners - An O D E that begins with:

FAREWELL, for clearer Ken design'd,
The dim-discover'd Tracts of Mind: ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbccaaddeefXaaffggXaffaahhiiccffccjjbbkkeebbffeeffiiaallbbmmffiiaaaaccaadd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 78,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 01010101 11010101 110101010 11111101 11111101 11010101 11110101 010111101 11010111 11010101 11010101 11011101 1010001001 110100101 11011101 11011101 01010101 10011001 11010101 11111101 11110111 100100110 1010101 01010101 01010101 01110101 01011101 11010101 11110101 110011001 01010101 010100101 01000101 111000111 11010101 01010101 11010101 11110101 01010101 01010101 01010101 110100111 01010101 01011110 11010101 11011111 01010101 11010111 01011111 11011101 01010101 11011101 11011101 11000101 11110101 11010101 01010111 11100111 11011001 11110101 01100101 11110101 01010101 11110101 10010101 111101101 01011101 110101001 110001001 11010101 11011101 01011101 11110111 11010101 11111101 011101001 01111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2911
  • Average number of words per stanza: 487
  • Amount of lines: 78
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words no, to are repeated.

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