This is an analysis of the poem Last Instructions To A Painter that begins with:

After two sittings, now our Lady State
To end her picture does the third time wait. ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaaccXdeeeeddffgghhaaiijj kkaaiXllaabbgggXXikk ffiiXkkkbmcXddnnbboXcckkggggbb kkiieeggXgXkiieeeeaaaaiipp iiaaqqkkjjll bbaa ggeeddiigglleeeooaaeeaaaa aaaa iikkdXaakXiikkcclrqqXekkkkccggsoddllllttllkkXkaagXiikkiiffjjkkkkaagg Xkkkggeeaabbeekk iiaabbkknnkk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,20,30,26,12,4,25,4,68,16,16,26,8,22,28,14,6,18,24,14,16,21,32,12,16,14,28,10,12,56,20,48,8,18,14,24,4,25,16,20,22,14,22,22,8,12,16,6,1,6,12,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
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  • Amount of stanzas: 54
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 824
  • Average number of words per stanza: 143
  • Amount of lines: 988
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; our, his, that, her, and, should, she, of, in, to, their, now, by, him, they, from, thy, all, who, with, so are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words his, and, should, they, the, what, her, who, nor are repeated.

    The author used the same word paint at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ble, pett, wealth are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases excise, pett connect the lines.

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  • summary of Last Instructions To A Painter;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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