This is an analysis of the poem To My Honoured Friend Mr. George Sandys that begins with:

It is, Sir, a confest intrusion here
That I before your labours do appear, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccccddeeffeegggXeeeeXehheeiieeaaggggggXXggjXkkddllmmeeggccccjnnaopopqqooccffbXggeeopiieeeeqqaalXffeelXXliXkkrrrXeeXeoocc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 124,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0010100101 1101110101 1111011101 1101010101 1111010101 1010010111 0001000111 11010010111 1100010111 100010010111 1001011101 1011001100 1101100111 1001010101 0111110010 10010011101 0111011101 1001000101 1101110101 0101101101 1111011111 1101010101 11010100001 1111010001 1111110010 11000110101 1111111111 1101010111 1001110111 11111100100 110101010 1101010111 01011011001 11010010101 1110010101 1101010111 1101100101 0111011101 1101111111 1011010101 11010010110 110100010 10010100110 100111000 1101011101 1111011101 1111001101 110111010 11011011001 1011001101 1111011101 0110010111 001011101 1010100010 0100110111 1001011101 1101010010 0111010100 1101000111 1001110101 100010101 1001010101 11110110101 0101010101 1101110101 1101110100 11010101010 1101000101 1001110101 1101001100 1101111101 01001000100 100101101 01110001001 1011010011 1101110101 1000110011 1101011101 1101000111 1100011101 1011010001 1101010111 1101010111 110101010 1101011111 0100010101 1001011110 1011010100 1110001101 1111010101 1101010101 111111101 10011010010 0111010101 1111011111 1110011100 11111000101 1101011011 1111010111 1111010010 1111110101 0011010101 1100010101 1101010101 11010010101 101100101000 1100001101 0101010100 110111111 0101100110 1101010101 1111110101 0101010111 0101110101 1101110101 0101011000 1111010101 1101011101 0101110111 1101000101 11011111101 110100110 11110001001 1101110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 5318
  • Average number of words per stanza: 944
  • Amount of lines: 124
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; your, i, of, their, in, and are repeated.

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