This is an analysis of the poem The Bas Bleu: Or, Conversation. Addressed To Mrs. Vesey that begins with:

VESEY, of Verse the judge and friend,
Awhile my idle strain attend:... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeebbffeeccXXggbbaaaaeehhiijjjaaaaddeeeeddddfXeeccjjkkddXeffjjeehhXgeelljjkmjjjjaaaahhiieeccddjXffnnbbjjcckkkXddaannXjaaeXddjjkmaaeXaakkbbeejXllddjjaaddkkbbhhoonneenXggkmhhggaabbffeebbeejXcceeddddbbjjkkppqqrrddjjbbhhaaXdllbbkkddkkccppaabbeeeeaassll
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 441,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010111 01110101 10010101 11011101 010100001 111100101 11100101 01111101 11011101 0100001 110010001 11110101 11111101 11010111 11110101 1001001001 10010101 11111101 1101001100 110100010 11111111 10000101 11011101 11000101 011101010 110101110 110101010 110001010 01110101 10111101 100010001 01010101 11010101 11011101 11110111 10110111 11110101 01110011 11111101 11010011 11110101 110100101 11110001 10100101 110001001 11000101 11010101 11010101 010010101 100111010 010001010 01010101 10011101 01011101 10010101 11000101 110100101 01111101 110100101 11011101 11101111 11010111 01011101 111100110 11010101 01010111 111100111 11110101 01110101 01010001 01110101 11010111 10011101 11111100 010100111 11010001 11011101 110101010 1100001110 11010101 11110101 11010101 11010100 11011101 11010001 01010001 010010001 100111010 01000101 110111001 1100101 11110111 11010001 11011101 11010111 11011111 11110111 10010101 01011101 1010101010 110101010 110111010 011101010 01010101 10110101 01011101 11111101 111111001 11110101 111101110 110001010 11011101 11010101 11010101 01110011 011110110 0101010 11011101 11111101 01011101 10010111 11010101 11011101 111101100 111101110 11000101 110010101 010101001 100010010 11111111 1101011 11010011 01010101 01010111 01110100 111010101 11011111 111110101 10010110 11010101 11101101 01011101 01110101 010100111 10010101 10110101 11110101 110111010 010100100 110101010 110101010 00011001 11011101 01001101 111110101 11110101 11011101 1110001 110110101 01000001 1110001 1101011100 0111010100 110101010 010101010 11011101 01110101 11110101 00110101 11010101 11010101 10111101 01010100 11010101 010100101 11111101 11000100 10001101 11011101 110010111 01010101 01010101 11010101 11110101 10110101 01110101 10011001 11010101 100101001 110111010 111111010 00010111 110010101 11110101 11011000 11110101 01010001 101100101 01011101 111111010 0111001010 11010011 11110101 01010110 111100010 100101010 110100010 10111111 11001101 110001010 010111010 11010101 01010101 11000111 01010101 11011111 11110111 110001010 110111010 10111101 01001111 101111110 110111110 10111101 11111101 11000111 010101101 11001010010 110111010 11110101 11010101 110100101 1101001001 11110101 11010111 11010101 11010101 11010101 110001001 11010101 11000101 11010101 11010101 0101001001 11010101 11100101 01010101 1101001001 010101001 11010101 11010101 11010111 01010101 110101010 110001010 10111111 11011111 11010011 111010111 10111111 01011101 11110101 111100101 11110101 01110101 101101001 10010101 11010101 01010101 10011101 01100110 10110101 01001101 11010101 11011101 11110101 11011101 11000101 01000101 11110001 01010111 11110001 010011101 110101010 010101010 010111001 110010111 110100111 11010001 11010101 01010001 110100111 01010001 111101010 110111010 11010011 11010001 11010011 01011101 1110100101 01111101 10110111 01010001 11110111 01010101 11010011 00110111 01010101 01010111 11111101 01111101 11010101 11010010 01111101 11011101 01111111 101101010 11011111 010010111 110101001 11010101 100101010 111111010 01010101 00010101 010111010 011100010 01011101 11010101 11010111 11011101 011101010 110101010 01011101 11111111 11110101 11000101 11010101 01010011 101010101 10111101 010011101 1110101 01010011 101111101 1101110010 101111010 01010111 11010101 11110101 11010011 11010101 01010101 11010101 11010101 11010001 01011111 010101110 110101010 10010101 010100001 11010101 11010001 010101010 010101010 010010101 010101001 011100101 01101001 11010001 01010101 01100101 11010001 110010101 11010101 01010101 11010101 11110111 11010111 11010111 11110101 11010101 01110101 01010001 11011101 110111010 10001010 01100111 01011101 00110010 00110001 11011101 01010101 11100101 01010101 11010101 01100101 01010101 01010101 110101010 110111010 11010101 11010101 11110101 01011111 11010101 11111111 110110010 110111010 11110101 11011101 101101001 010100001 01010101 10010101 011100101 11111011 1001011010 010111010 11011101 01000100 11011101 01010101 11110101 11011101 110101101 11000101 1101001110 110101010 11011101 11111101 01010101 11111101 01010001 11110101 01010001 11010111 111111010 110101010 11010111 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 15545
  • Average number of words per stanza: 2646
  • Amount of lines: 441
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, they, to, her, with, thy, of, he, at, she, in, we, though, this, 'tis are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the, when, this, amidst, though, 'tis are repeated.

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