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

Thou art not, Penshurst, built to envious show,
Of touch, or marble; nor canst boast a row... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddefegXebbeghehhiXjXXfX ddhhbbkXbbbbXXlleeffbbhXmmnnoooXeXjjbbdXppaaeeoofffiXXffddffhhmmdXeeXfXecXXXkkffkkffkh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 29,86,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11110101001 0111011101 0101010101 1111010111 1111111101 111011100001 1101010101 0101001111 11110111111 1 1 010 1 101 1111011111 0101110111 1101100111 1011110 10 1 1001011101 01001010001 11010 100 101 010 10 011 101 1111010111 11010011101 1111110111 0101100101 1111011111 0101111101 11111100101 0101011101 0111010101 0101000101 01010101001 1111010001 10011 10 111 1111111101 111110011 1111011101 1101011101 1000110101 110110101111 0101010001 11110111010 11011111010 01001000101 1111100111 0101011101 11111100111 1111000101 1110111111 1111010101 1110010101 1111010001 1111011111 1101110101 1111011111 0101011111 1111011101 0101011101 1100010111 1110111011 1011010101 01011100111 0111010011 1111100101 0101101111 1011111111 1001010101 1111011101 1111011101 1111111101 0101110010 11111111111 11001111101 1101111011 1111110111 11011110101 10111111101 1101111111 1111110101 00110111110 111100110010 0110011111 0100010101 0111011101 1110111101 1111111111 1101011011 01010011000 0101011111 1111110111 1001010101 1101111111 1101010110 0101111101 0100011101 1111010101 1101011100 1111011101 00110111001 1011010101 0100010111 1101100101 0101000111 1101011101 1111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 4669
  • Average number of words per stanza: 851
  • Amount of lines: 116
  • 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; of, thy, and, some, or, i are repeated.

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

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