This is an analysis of the poem Mr. Francis Beaumont's Letter To Ben Jonson that begins with:

The sun, which doth the greatest comfort bring
To absent friends (because the self-same thing ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcddbXddddbXeeXfggcccceeeeeehhhhiiee eeeeddffeeddjkddbXhhjjaaiijjhhbbllddjkjj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 38,40,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111010101 0101010111 1111110100 1111100110 0011010011 1111011111 1111010101 1101010100 1101010101 0101000101 1111000101 1111011101 1101110101 111111010 11010111001 1100111111 1011000101 0101010101 1111101111 0001011101 1101001101 1111111101 1011111111 0100011101 1111111111 1100010101 11111101001 0111111011 0101010111 1101000111 1111110001 0101111101 1111110101 1111110101 111101101 11110101001 1011000101 0111010101 1100011101 1001011101 1111110101 1111011101 00110011111 1101111110 1101110101 1011010111 1101011001 1101010101 0011111101 11001010101 1111111100 1011001100 1101011101 1111011101 1001011100 1101101110 1101001111 01010001001 1111111111 1111010011 1101010111 1011011111 1101010111 1011110011 11110011101 1101011100 0101111011 1100110111 1111011101 1011001101 1111010101 1111101101 1010011101 1101111111 0101011111 11100110100 1100110100 00101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1714
  • Average number of words per stanza: 322
  • Amount of lines: 78
  • 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; our, i, of, me are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words for, i are repeated.

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  • summary of Mr. Francis Beaumont's Letter To Ben Jonson;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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