This is an analysis of the poem Methought I Saw The Footsteps Of A Throne that begins with:

METHOUGHT I saw the footsteps of a throne
Which mists and vapours from mine eyes did shroud--... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbXabbXcaccac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1011011001 1111001101 1101110101 1101110101 0101001111 1011010001 1111110111 1111110111 1111010111 1111100101 1001010101 00110101101 1001000111 0101000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 614
  • Average number of words per stanza: 115
  • 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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  • summary of Methought I Saw The Footsteps Of A Throne;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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