This is an analysis of the poem A Letter To The Same Person that begins with:

Sure of Success, to You I boldly write,
Whilst Love do's ev'ry tender Line endite; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbccddee ffXa gghh aaiieeggiijj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,4,4,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1001011101 1111010110 1101010101 1101011101 10100010101 1101110101 0011110101 1101010101 1101011101 1101100101 0101010101 0101111001 1101010111 010100100101 101100101 00110111001 11011000101 1101110111 1111010101 1011100111 1111010011 1101010101 1001011001 1101000101 110100101 0100010001 1101100111 0101010111 1101111101 11110100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 324
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • 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; his, and, what are repeated.

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