This is an analysis of the poem A Poem To His Magesty, Presented To The Lord Keeper. To The Right Hon. Sir John Somers, Lord Keeper that begins with:

If yet your thoughts are loose from state affairs,
Nor feel the burden of a kingdom's cares; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaaccddaaeeaaXfXXffggaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 27,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111110101 1101000101 0111110111 0100100101 01100100101 01010010101 1001110101 1101011101 0111110101 1101001011 0101001101 0101010101 0101010001 01100110101 1111010101 0101010101 11011111100 1100010101 01010101100 1001110001 1111010111 1011010111 1101010101 0101010101 0111110111 0101111101 1101110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1203
  • Average number of words per stanza: 211
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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, to, my, you, his, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word his is repeated.

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