This is an analysis of the poem La Bella Bona Roba. To My Lady H. Ode that begins with:

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Tell me, ye subtill judges in loves treasury,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab Xccc Xddd XXXXXaccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1 111101001100 0111111011 0101010100 1 1101111101 01011000111 1101001101 1 10011011111 1111010001 1011011101 1 1001010101 1111011101 10101101001 1 1001110011 110111110 1011111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 137
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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