This is an analysis of the poem An Epistle. Desiring The Queen's Picture, But Left Unfinished, By The Sudden News Of Her Majesty's Death that begins with:
The train of equipage and pomp of state,
The shining sideboard and the burnish'd plate,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbccaaddeeffccgghhiiaajXjebhhjji
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 34,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 0101001101 01010010101 11010011010 11011101010 0011001101 0101010011 1101011101 0101110011 0101111101 1111110111 0100110111 1001011101 0101011101 0110110101 10010100101 1101110111 01011111101 0101111111 1111011001 0111011101 1001100101 0101010101 1100111111 0101011101 0111010101 1101010101 1101010101 1101101101 11010111110 1001010011 0110010101 1101010101 1101110101 01010101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 1488
- Average number of words per stanza: 267
- Amount of lines: 34
- 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; and, my, thy, thus, to, her are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, to, if, thee are repeated.
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