This is an analysis of the poem Ad Comitissam Rutlandiæ that begins with:

Madam, so may my verses pleasing be,
So may you laugh at them and not at me,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbccddeeffbbccgghhbbiiffaXjjkkXXllagmmbbnnffooppppddiiiiddqqgakk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 68,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1011110100 1111101111 1100110111 1101110101 1101010101 010111111 1101010111 0111111001 1111111101 0101110111 1110010101 1101110001 1011011101 0111001011 1101010111 0011010101 1111011111 10001011101 1101111100 01010100100 1111010111 1101010100 1101011101 1101010101 0111111101 1111011101 1111010001 1111110111 1111001010 100101000 1111111101 0101001001 0111110001 010101111 0011101110 1001111100 0110110011 11001110111 0101011010 1001011100 1101110111 1111010101 1111011101 1111010111 0101110011 1100111101 1101001011 0111110101 1011110011 1111110111 11010110001 1111111101 11010010111 1011110101 1110000101 1111101011 1101011101 1011011101 0101001101 0100001111 1111111101 01110010101 1101011111 1111010011 1101111100 11111001100 10101101001 0111110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2810
  • Average number of words per stanza: 563
  • Amount of lines: 68
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; as, be, but, she, my, and, i, your are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Ad Comitissam Rutlandiæ;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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