This is an analysis of the poem To Mrs. P********, With Some Drawings Of Birds And Insects. that begins with:

The kindred arts to please thee shall conspire,
One dip the pencil, and one string the lyre.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b c d d e e f f b b e e g g f f h h f f e e b b f f e e b b b b f f d d e e g g b b f f i i b b d d j j e e k k b b i i k k d d f f i i X b f f i i c c i i g g h h b b h h f f e e f f f f a a i i d d d d f f b b g g e e g g e e X X g g e e d
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01010111010 1101011101 1 0101100101 11010110101 11011101010 1101010101 1011001111 0101110101 0101110101 1111110101 0001011011 1101010101 1111010101 1101100001 1111001101 1111011111 0111010101 1101010101 1101010101 0101011101 110011101010 11010101010 11010010101 1101010101 11010011111 1111010101 1101010101 1111010001 1101011101 1101011001 1011110101 0101010001 0101010101 1101110101 1101110101 11011000101 0101010101 01010011101 1011011101 1101010111 01011000001 1101010001 0100011001 0101010101 0100011101 10010101001 1101110101 1101001101 01001010101 0101010101 1101011101 1101000101 1101010111 11001011101 0101010101 10110111001 01011000101 1101000101 1001000101 1101011101 0100010101 1111110101 1101010101 1111000101 1101010101 11011101001 0101010111 01010100101 0110001001010 0101110111 1111010101 11010010101 01010010101 10110110001 1101110101 0101000111 0101010111 11010000101 1101011101 0101100101 0111010011 1011111101 10001111101 0111010011 11011101001 111101110101 1111010101 11010100101 0101000101 0101010101 1011010111 1111011101 10111100101 010101101001 10110011010 110100111010 1111011111 10111111111 1101010101 0101010101 1011001101 10100010101 1000100001001 11010101101 1101011101 1111010101 1101011101 1001010101 11011101001 0101011101 1111010101 1100110101 01010000101 1101010111 1011000101 1101010110 11110010001 0101010101 1011010111 1101010101 101011010101 10110010101 11110101010 01111111010 1001010101 11010100101 1101110101 1001010101 1101010101 1111000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 132
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 43
  • Average number of words per stanza: 8
  • Amount of lines: 139
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; can, and, some, his, their, all, with are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words some, in, the are repeated.

    The author used the same words some, in, the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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