This is an analysis of the poem A Description Of One Of The Pieces Of Tapistry At Long-Leat that begins with:

THUS Tapistry of old, the Walls adorn'd,
Ere noblest Dames the artful Shuttle scorn'd: ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbbbccdd bbeeaaffggbb bbhheebbaaiieeeebbfXaaiicccaaa eejjhheeaaXe ccjjbbaaeeaabb aakklljXXhjj aabb ddiikkhh Xeebbccbbcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,12,30,12,14,12,4,8,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1100010101 1101010101 101010010 11101011101 11001010101 1101100111 0101101011 1100011101 100101010101 1101101101 1101110101 1111110101 1111010111 10111001101 1011010101 11010011101 0101001111 1100000101 1101010101 11010000101 1101100111 1101111101 111001111101 01001010101 0101110101 1111110011 1101010001 011001101 1101111101 11010101001 0101110101 01010000101 11010101011 01110000101 1110010101 1011011101 1101000101 01010100101 1101111101 0101010101 01001010101 0101010111 1101010101 1011010111 1001000101 1011111101 1110011001 011011111 01001110111 110111010101 110101100101 1101000111 1111010101 0101010101 0101110101 1101010101 0101010101 0111110001 10011010101 1111010010 1100010001 1111010001 110110101 1001001110 1101011111 1011010011 1101110101 1111000111 0111010101 0100011101 1101111101 1001011001 0011010111 1111110001 1101010011 1101011111 1100100111 1101010111 110111110101 11010110101 1011110001 1100010111 1111010001 1101010101 1010111101 1001010001 1101010110 0101011001 1100110111 1111011101 1101110001 1101010101 11101100001 0101110001 1101110101 1100111111 1100010111 01001010001 1101001111 1101010101 1101010011 1110110001 11111001101 1111010101 101110001 0101110011 1001010101 1101101001 1101011101 1101110101 1101110110 110101100111 0101100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 564
  • Average number of words per stanza: 93
  • Amount of lines: 119
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; thy is repeated.

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