This is an analysis of the poem On The Countess Dowager Of Manchester that begins with:

Courage, dear Moll, and drive away despair.
Mopsa, who in her youth was scarce thought fair, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeffgghhggii eeddffddjj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1011110101 1010011111 01010100101 1111000101 1011011101 11010100101 0101110101 1101110101 1101010101 0111000101 0101001101 1011100101 01010100111 0101110101 1001010101 1001010111 1101000101 1000110101 1101000101 1001010011 1001110001 0111110011 0101010101 1101010101 1111110111 1110010101 1111011101 1011010101 1101100100 0110010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 656
  • Average number of words per stanza: 115
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word her is repeated.

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