This is an analysis of the poem Envoy To Alison that begins with:

O lewde book, with thy foole rudenesse,
Sith thou hast neither beautee n'eloquence,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXaXXX XaXaaXX XaXaXXX X XaXaXX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,1,6,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111011100 111101100 1111111100 1010011010 1111011001000 11011100 1011100110 10111110100 010011010 1111100100 010110001100 1110011110 11010111100 1011100110 10010001100 1101001010 01111001100 10100110100 1101010110 11010101010 1011100110 10 10010110100 10010100100 010101110 1001110010 01110101110 1011110110 010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 191
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; to, her, of are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word livinge at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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