This is an analysis of the poem An Account Of The Greatest English Poets that begins with:

Since, dearest Harry, you will needs request
A short account of all the Muse possest,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXccdd ddbbaadd eeffbbgghhiiijj aaiibbaabbkkibggddaa bbdd iiXejlbbjlbbaabbgggmbiiXddbbaa iibbgmnnooiiddeeXfiigg jlhhbb bbbbbbiippljggggnn XgffbiXbbbjjffbbffXnniipp
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,15,20,4,30,22,6,18,25,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010101 0101010110 1101010101 11110101010 0111010101 0101000101 1101110101 1111011111 1111110101 11010000101 1101010101 11001010111 1111010101 1101010101 01110010001 1101010101 110110101 0101010101 1111100011 11001010101 1101110001 0101010101 1101011101 1111010111 0111010101 1011011101 1111110101 0111010111 11000111001 1111110101 1101011101 1101010101 10101110001 0111010101 1111111111 1101110111 0101011101 1001010101 10101010101 1101011101 1101010101 1011011101 110001001101 1101010011 1111010101 1111110101 1101110011 10110001001 1101010101 1101110101 11010101110101 1111011101 0101010011 1111101101 0101010111 1101011101 0100010101 110110110 1111010101 11110011101 1011000100 11010101001 11001010001 11001011111 1101010100 1101110101 1101010101 1111010101 11001101001 111011101 11010010001 1101011101 1101000101 0111011101 01010101010 1101010111 1101110101 1111010101 0101010100 11010110001 01010010101 0101110101 1101010101 1011010111 10010100001 1111010101 11001011111 0101010111 1111010101 1101110101 11011101010 1111011101 1100010101 11010011101 1101010101 1111110100 1100011111 1111111111 1111010101 1101010011 1110010101 1101110111 111101101001 1001011101 0101010101 1111010101 1101011111 1110010101 1111010100 1111110101 0101010101 11011100111 1101010101 1111010101 1101110100 1101110101 0101010101 1001011101 1101111111 0110110111 0110101101 0011100101 1111011101 1111110100 1111010101 0101010101 01001010111 1011010001 11001011101 1011011101 1101100101 010010111110 1101011111 0101010101 1111011101 0101010101 0101110111 1100010110 0111010101 1101010101 110101101 1101010101 11011110001 1101011111 1101010101 1100010101 1111010100011 1101010101 110110111 1111111101 0110111111 1101010011 0011000101 0101110101 1111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 623
  • Average number of words per stanza: 108
  • Amount of lines: 155
  • 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, in, and, with, of, she, or, her, for are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words when, nor are repeated.

    The author used the same word but at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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