This is an analysis of the poem Peinture. A Panegyrick To The Best Picture Of Friendship, Mr. Pet. Lilly. that begins with:

If Pliny, Lord High Treasurer of al
Natures exchequer shuffled in this our ball,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcXaddedff gghhiiiiaajjaaffiiaaffXfeeiXffffXXiiffccggbbaaddjjffggjjddiijjkkjjddjjddlljjkkggXcjjXgmmjjbbggaammggjjXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,104,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101110001 10110100011 1001010001 11110101010 110100010001 100110010101 1101000101 1001011101 1111010100 1011011101 1101010101 0101010111 01010010111 1111110100 1101111111 1011110101 1101010111 1100010101 1101001001 1101000010 1010110111 1111100101 0100010011 1101001001 1011011101 1011010101 11101011101 1111010111 1100010111001 1101110011 1111110100 0101101101 1101011111 010101011 1101010110 110101110101 1101110101 1011110011 11111011101 010111100 0100111101 1001110101 11000101101 1101010111 11011111001 10110101001 1101110111 111100010 01111111101 1101010101 10010011010 01111100010 1111010100 11011100111 0011001101 1101001111 111100111 1011110100 1001001101 1101010101 1111110001 0111010111 1100010111 11110100101 11111011011 1111011011 1111001001 11111000001 1111011001 1110010001 101101010 1101001111 11010110001 0101010011 11101010011 1111010011 0001010011 0100010101 1101010011 1111010011 1011010101 011110101 0111111101 01110110111 1101010101 10001011111 1001110101 0111010111 1101011101 1101110101 1111010011 1101010001 1110111101 0101110100 1101010011 1101010101 01010101110 1001000100 10101101111 1011111101 1111011101 1110110101 1011110101 111101111 0111011100 1111010100 1110011001 0100110001 1110110111 1101011111 0001010101 1101010101 1010110101 1111101111 1110101111 110111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2446
  • Average number of words per stanza: 442
  • Amount of lines: 116
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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, her, his, to, our, of, their are repeated.

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