This is an analysis of the poem The Faerie Queene (Dedicatory Sonnets) that begins with:

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR CHRISTOPHER HATTON, LORD HIGH CHAUNCELOR OF ENGLAND, &C.
THOSE prudent heads, that with theire counsels wise ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bXXcXaXaadadee a fffXXaXaaXdcXX a XfaffXfddgaXhX X XdiXdXdXXbXXjj X fjfXjXXXceXejj a kXkXleleefefXd a mXmkXhkXhfhXXX X nfXffXXXXbXbXX j fffXXXfXXXXoXh j jgjggbgXXabXXf d XeXeeXXXXXXdeX n jijiininnjnjXX n fefeXkekkXkXXX X boboo
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,1,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 001100110010111000101 1101101101 10010011010 1101010100 1001010101 10111000110 0011010101 110010100 110101101 1111101101 0100010100 01100011101 01010100100 1011101101 1111011111 001100110010101011000100101100101000101 1001110100 1100110101 0011010100 1111011101 001111110 101101011 1111110101 1111110101 0101111001 0011000101 1101110100 011011111 1110110100 0111010100 001100010100111010101 0111010101 0101011001 1111001101 0100110101 1101111101 11011001100 1001010011 1111110100 0100010100 1101011111 01100011101 1101110011 1111101111 1111011110 0011000101000 0101011101 0001000100 1100010101 0111101100 1111010100 1001011111 1001001100 1110011100 1101010010 0101010011 1101111111 11011001001 0111110111 00101100001 001100010101100 0111010101 0011110111 1101111111 0101000100 1011011101 1111011100 1111000100 111111110 1011110101 1101001011 1011001100 110111101 1111110111 011101010101 00110001110111000101001010001011001001101 1111110101 1101110100 111000011 0111011010 0011011101 0011010101 1111001001 11010100001 1101100111 1111010100 1101001101 1101010100 0001100100 1011010100 0011001101011010100101000101 1101010011 10100110100 11111111 0011001101 1111111100 1101011011 1011011101 1001011010 1011011111 01011111101 11001010101 0101101000 1101011001 011011110001 0011011001110101100010011000100 0111010100 11001001101 1111010100 11110011001 11001010001 0111101101 1101110010 1111010011 01010110101 1011010111 1001010101 1111110101 111111111 111101011101 001100011011100010 01110111001 01001110001 111110111 010001001000 1011000100 1101010010 100111101 0100111110 1011010101 1011010101 1101110101 0111111001 1110100010 1111101101 001100010100 1001011001 0101001101 1101100101 1011011101 0101001101 110110101 011101011 1111100110 11100111 0111011101 01010010111 111101000 0101111011 1100111101 00110001010110000100 1001111100 110111011 1001001100 0111010101 110111011 111100111 1111110011 0110011001 11110011101 0101010101 11101011 0010010100 1111000101 11100110110 00110001010100100110 011111001 1011010111 111110101 0101100101 1111010001 11010010001 101001001 01101101 1111111101 01010100101 110111111 1100010001 1101100010 011101001 0011001110011001010001001001001010 11010100010 1101010101 1110101010 0110010101 1101110101 1110110100101 0101111101 1111101100 1101100001 11011101010 11110100101 1101000100 1011011101 0101011101 001101111010111011101010 110111001 0011100101 1111110100 0011111101 1111010011 1101010001 1100011101 1111011010 10010110001 11110001001 01110010101 1101010001 1111111011 1111100011 001100111010010010 1000111010 0101010011 1110110010 0011010101 0101110101 1111011001 010101011 1111010001 0101010101 0001100011 1011010101 1101010101 1011110101 100101000101 0011011001001010 11110110101 1101011001 1010001101 10011010111 1101101101 1111110001 110010001001 10011010101 100111100 1100110101 1101010001 1011001000 11010100101 0101010101 01010110010001 011011110 0101000011 0101110110 01010100101 1111010101 0101011100 0111010101 1101110100 0101011100 0101111111 1111101101 10111010101 0101111101 010111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 39
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 313
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 272
  • 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; , of, to, and, thy, lord, that, lady are repeated.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases deare, connect the lines.

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