This is an analysis of the poem Familiarity Dangerous that begins with:
As in her ancient mistress’ lap
The youthful tabby lay,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd eeee fgfg
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 10010101 010101 111101001 010101 11011101 101001 11010101 110001 11010001 110001 010011111 010101 110011101 010101 11100101 110101
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 121
- Average number of words per stanza: 23
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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