This is an analysis of the poem Wardour Castle that begins with:

If rich designs of sumptuous art may please,
Or Nature's loftier views, august and old,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbabccbddeeffffaadd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 01010100111 11010011011 1001010101 010100011 1101011101 10010011101 1111010011 1101110101 0111010101 0101110111 1011110101 1001011101 1101001011 0001011010 01001111101 0101011101 0101011111 1100110001 1111010101 110101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 875
  • Average number of words per stanza: 151
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • 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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