This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet: July 18th 1787 that begins with:
O Time! who know'st a lenient hand to lay
Softest on sorrow's wound, and slowly thence... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbacddcXeeXdd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 11110100101 1011011101 1001010101 01110100001 1111110111 1111110101 11011011111 11111100101 111101000100 11111101010 10011001010 010101110100 1111111101 1101110101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 630
- Average number of words per stanza: 115
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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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