This is an analysis of the poem On Receiving Heyne's Virgil From Mr. Hayley that begins with:
I should have deemed it once an effort vain
To sweeten more sweet Maro's matchless strain,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1111011101 0101110101 1011010111 1101110101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 172
- Average number of words per stanza: 33
- Amount of lines: 4
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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