This is an analysis of the poem Upon Appleton House, To My Lord Fairfax that begins with:

Within this sober Frame expect
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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdd XdXaeeff ddggaaXa hhddiiaa jjhhaaee ggddXXcc aaeeXaff ggddffkX hhggffcc llllaXgg llaammgg fXhhggdd llaaccff aakkhXgg ggbbccdd ggaannff ddooddpp qhXaccff aafgkXnn ddXdjjll hqddhhaa ffaaXXee ffggfXff dddddXkk hhgXmmcc ccaaaXaa ddddXaee rrddaahh aaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
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101101111 101110101 101101101 10111101 100111100 101011101 101010101 101110111 100110111 101111101 101011101 100110111 101111101 10011111 101011101 11111101 01011101 11010111 11011101 01010111 11000101 101011101 10011101 11010001 01110101 11010111 01000101 110101100 10011101 110010111 11011111 01011111 11110101 10010101 11010100 11111100 01110101 10110111 10111101 10010111 11010101 01010111 01110101 10010101 01011001 11110011 11010011 11010111 11110111 111000101 11010101 01010101 10010101 110111010 11010101 10110101 10011001 11001101 11010111 111111001 01010011 01010001 10110100 10010001 01111110 11111101 11010101 10010111 0101010 110011101 11010111 0111011 11110111 1101101 01110111 11110101 00110001 10110001 11011101 10010101 11010001 01111101 10010001 1111101 110101100 11011101 11010101 11110011 01010111 10011100 01110111 11010111 10010100 11111101 01111111 11110111 111101011 11011111 11000111 11011101 10110110 11000101 10010111 11010010 01110101 11100111 101101010 10110101 11110001 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11101001 10010001 11010101 10010111 10010101 11011101 00110111 10110001 111100001 11010101 11010101 11010111 11110101 11110101 11010111 01010101 11110101 11001101 11111011 11010101 10110110 10010100 1110100 01011101 11010111 100101001 11111111 11010111 11111111 11110101 01010101 01110100 11110101 010101100 11010111 10100111 11110001 11010101 10110101 11001101 10110001 11010101 11110111 1001101 11011101 11010101 11110101 10011101 01111001 01110101 11000101 111111011 10010111 11110001 11000111 11010101 10110101 10011101 11111101 11011101 11111111 11100111 11101101 111110011 11010101 10110101 11011101 11110101 11100101 11010101 1111000110 101011101 11111101 11110101 11110111 11110101 11110111 11001111 10010111 10111101 11011101 01011101 01011101 01110011 11010101 11010111 11011111 11011101 11010101 11111101 11011101 01011101 01011001 01110101 10110101 01010111 10110111 11010101 11110111 01000101 11011011 01010111 11010101 11010101 01001101 11011001 10011101 10101011 10010101 11110101 11011111 11010010 01010101 11011101 11110101 101100110 11010001 01010101 11110001 00011101 110011111 1100011 01010001 10010101 11111101 010110001 11011101 01011111 11010101 01010101 010100101 10010111 11110111 01010110 010110011 10110101 01011001 00110111 01010111 11010100 11010101 1001011 01011111 01110101 11110101 11011111 11110101 10010101 11010101 10010100 11101101 11010111 11010101 00011101 10110100 11011101 11111111 11011101 11111101 11000101 01110101 01010101 11010101 11110101 11111101 01010101 11010101 01001101 11010010 01010010 110101100 11010101 11110101 11110101 11111101 11110111 11011101 11110101 11111101 11010100 11010111 110011101 01010001 00100101 10010001 01110101 11110111 11110101 11010110 11101101 11111111 11110101 11111111 10110101 11111111 10011011 11010111 110111010 11010101 01010101 11010100 10100111 11110100 01110101 10110101 11110011 111101101 1111010010 11010001 110111110 01011110 10111110 11110110 11111101 11100101 11011101 1001101 01100101 11101001 11010101 11011001 11001101 11110101 10110101 11000101 101010001 11010101 10110101 11010101 11000101 11010101 11010101 11100001 11110110 11011111 11001001 10101101 11110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 97
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 285
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 776
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; our, and, for, we, by, you, their, so, to, with, he, but, my, your, as are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words where, the, and, a, how are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase she connects the lines.

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