This is an analysis of the poem An Elegy On Ben Jonson that begins with:
WHO first reform'd our Stage with justest Lawes,
And was the first best Judge in his owne Cause? ... full text
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- Rhyme scheme: aaa XXX bbX cXc ddd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: rondeau
- Metre: 1101110101 1101110011 1101010101 1001010010 0111001100 0100111111 1001000101 0101000111 1011111101 1101000101 1110110010 1001101111 1101111101 0111011111 110111111
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
- Average number of words per stanza: 24
- Amount of lines: 15
- 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; his is repeated.
The author used the same word who at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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