This is an analysis of the poem To Dr. Austin, Of Cecil Street, London that begins with:

Austin, accept a grateful verse from me,
The poet's treasure, no inglorious fee.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbbccddeeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1001010101 01010101001 11010101001 1010001111 1111010101 1000011111 11110101001 0111110101 1001011101 00010011101 1111010101 1101011101 1011111101 1101110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 609
  • Average number of words per stanza: 109
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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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