This is an analysis of the poem To Count Carlo Pepoli that begins with:

This wearisome and this distressing sleep
That we call life, O how dost thou support,...

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdbbXefgdhgijikdhjghkkdlhbjgdgghmgbXcbeldbjbgnfmjdieokbpjkdh lldoddjljbgjddk adobkhjckd lggmXgbjdbmd bqbbfnXgllXdodjbdqdfoonidgodfhdndbgbbklbebXdmmbpigfmXfkdggobgi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 62,15,10,12,62,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0100100101 1111111101 1100011101 1110111011 0100111101 0100111001 0101110100 11010100101 0100011111 01001011101 1111010111 1101101101 0101110101 0101100101 0101110111 0111100101 1101010101 0101110111 0101010001 1101111100 0101010001 0101011101 0111001101 1101011111 110111010010 1111110111 11010101101 0001000111 1101011100 1101010001 1000010101 1101010001 1011110101 1101110111 1110010100 10010010101 11110010101 110100100010 1111111101 01011001101 1110010011 0111110011 11010100010 1111010101 01000101001 1001001101 1111010101 00101010100 0101000101 1101000100 0111011101 10111100100 1101010111 1011010101 1100010101 1101010101 0101010101 101101000010 1101110011 010011100101 0100010100 0101110101 1001010111 011101011 0101000101 011010101 0101011101 1111000101 0101000101 1001011101 1100010100 01001010111 01110011101 1101011101 1100111101 0101000101 1101010101 0101010001 1100010111 01010100101 1101110011 1100010001 0101110100 1100010001 1101010101 0111111101 1100101111 0100010101 01010101101 1001000101 0100010100 01011100100 0101010101 0111010111 0111010101 1101010101 0101110101 0101110100 1101010101 1011010111 11011001001 0011001101 0111010101 1101010001 1111010101 1010010011 0101110001 0111111111 1101010101 11011101100 1101010101 1100010101 1101010101 00111100101 0101011001 1001100100 11010001001 0011010101 1101100101 11001010111 0111111111 0111010001 1111010100 1101110100 1100111111 11101101000 0101010111 1101011101 0100111011 1101010111 11010101001 1111111111 0101010111 11001010101 0101000100 1111010101 0111110101 1101110101 01001000101 0101000101 0101110101 0100010001 01010101 1111000100 1101010100 0100110111 1101000111 1101010101 0111110011 0101010101 0111010100 1011010001 1100010111 1111011011 0101010101 0100110101 1111010101 0101000101 0111010011 1111110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1098
  • Average number of words per stanza: 193
  • Amount of lines: 160
  • 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; what, that, and, or, through, nor, to, his are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words that, the, nor, and are repeated.

    The author used the same word another at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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