This is an analysis of the poem Address Spoken By Miss Fontenelle that begins with:

STILL anxious to secure your partial favour,
And not less anxious, sure, this night, than ever,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaaabbccbbbbddccX eefX ggcc hhiijj iifkllgXkk Xbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 17,4,4,6,10,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11000111010 11110101110 01010111110 11111101010 1101010101 11110111001 11010111010 11110101010 1001111011101 10111111101 1111111111 0101110101 01011101010 10010101010 1101110101 1011010001 10010111001010 11110101010 1101110111110 11111101110 11110101010 1111111101 1100010111 1101111001 1111011101 1101011101 11011000101 1011010101 0111010101 10100010101 1101011101 1101010101 1101011111 1101110010 10010010111 11010110001 1001010101 1101110101 11010110110 10011111010 11010111010 0111010101 1111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 329
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, so, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word who is repeated.

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

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