This is an analysis of the poem To Mr. Edward Howard On His New Utopia that begins with:

Thou damn'd antipodes to common sense!
Thou foil to Flecknoe! Prithee tell from whence ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeffgghhiiajkkiieeeejjlliiiillXmm
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 41,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1110000101 11011101 11010101001 1011100111 1111111011 1000110101 1111011111 1110010101 11010110111 0101001011 1111110111 0111111101 1101001101 0111010101 1011011111 1101010101 0101110101 0101000101 1111111101 1111011111 1111110011 1101010001 1101111101 1101110111 1101010111 11001010111 1011011101 1101111111 1101010101 1100110111 1111010001 0101000101 1111010101 1111110101 1001110101 0101111001 1001011101 1101001101 1101010011 1110110100 0011111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1861
  • Average number of words per stanza: 336
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; thou, to, dost, thy are repeated.

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

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