This is an analysis of the poem A Letter To Monsieur Boileau Despreaux, Occasioned By The Victory At Blenheim that begins with:

Since hired for life, thy servile Muse must sing
Successive conquests and a glorious King;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeebbfffbbffXghXffddffhheeiigggddddddffiiffeeccffhhffeeeehhcceeggccbbbbjjggkkhhddeeeekkiXiiggiibXffddiihhXfllggjjbXddeeddeeXkggbbkkbbfffffccffeeeeheXebbhhddeeffeedddbbiieeeeeddbbbbmmmbbeehheeeee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 201,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11011110111 01011101001 1001010101 1111010011 1111011101 10010101001 01110101001 1100110001 1011001101 11010101001 0011010101 1001011101 01001100111 1101010111 0101010101 1101010101 1101110101 1111010101 0111001101 11110100010 1011100101 1101010110 1111000101 1111110001 0011000101 01010101001 1001000101 1101001101 0101010101 0011010101 0111000111 01001010111 11111101001 1111001101 11001100111 1011010101 1111110101 1001110101 100110101 1101010001 1001010100 11001011101 1111010101 1101111001 0101010101 11010100101 1111111111 1001010111 1101011101 1101001101 1101000101 11110101001 1101110011 01110111101 0111110101 1110010101 1101000101 1001010101 1001011101 0111001101 1101010100 1011011101 1001110101 0101111001 1111110101 1101000101 1110110111 1111110001 11110001101 110101110101 0101010101 1101010101 1101110101 01010011101 01010100101 1101110101 1110101101 1101010101 1101000100 1111010011 10110101001 1111111111 11110100111 0101010101 1101010101 101100010101 1101011110 010101001001 1101000101 0101000101 0111000101 1101010101 0111010101 0101010111 1101010101 01011001010 1001110101 1111010111 0101100101 0101110101 1101110101 1011011101 11010101001 11001010110 0001011101 1111000101 1101110101 11010111001 0101111111 1011000101 1101010101 01110101001 11111100010 01100111101 01010101001 1001010101 1111110101 1111110001 1111000101 1111010101 1001010101 1111110010 1001110101 111101110101 01010100101 01010101010 0110010101 0101010001 10010100101 0101010101 1101010101 0111011101 10110111011 11110100011 1011010111 1111110101 0101110111 0011110101 11110101101 1101100101 1110010101 11010011101 1100110101 11001111101 010010110101 0101110101 1101011101 0101001101 1101000101 1101011101 1111110111 1001110001 1101010101 0101010111 1000101101 11110011100 0111000101 1001001101 0101110101 1011010101 11010011101 01010010101 1011010101 1111010101 11000100101 1111110101 0101001101 01110110101 1101010101 010100110101 0111001101 1001000101 0101010101 10011010101 10110010101 01011101001 10001110101 1101001101 0101110101 1001111101 01010101011101 1111011111 1111000101 1011011111 0111010111 1011110101 1101110001 10010001111 11110011101 1101010101 1101010111 1011011101 0101011101 0101100101 1101010101 0101010001 1101100101 0100110111 11101101001 1101010101 111101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 8925
  • Average number of words per stanza: 1543
  • Amount of lines: 201
  • 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; of, and, to, my, you, her, should, his, him, me, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words let, to, with, the, a are repeated.

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