This is an analysis of the poem Epilogue--To The Poet's Sitter that begins with:

Wherein he excuseth himself for the manner of the Portrait.
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbcccc aaXdceXffgg eXhhhhceddiijjkkkcce hhhllllkkk mmggllggg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,6,11,20,10,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111000110100010 0111111111 1101010101 1001011001 11011111001 1101110101 1111011100 1101011100 0101011101 10110111111 1001011110 1001011101 0111011100 11011010101 1111110101 1101010101 1101110111 101111010011 01011011100 1011010100 0100011101 010100101101 1101001001 1101110111 1101110101 1101000100 11000101110 01010110010 1111000101 0100010111 0101110111 010001101 1111110111 01001000111 110101010011 1101010101 11001110100 110101110100 1110010101 1101000101 011111011111 1111010101 1101011101 0101001101 1001100101 1101110100 0101010101 110001001101 1101001101 0110110111 1101100101 0100011101 1101010001 0100010111 1101110111 1101100111 110101100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 407
  • Average number of words per stanza: 73
  • Amount of lines: 58
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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; or is repeated.

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  • summary of Epilogue--To The Poet's Sitter;
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