This is an analysis of the poem A Supplement Of An Imperfect Copy Of Verses Of Mr. William that begins with:

One of her hands one of her cheeks lay under,
Cosening the pillow of a lawful kiss,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc Xdbdee fgfgbb fdXdgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10011001110 10001000101 11111101010 1100010101 0111110101 1101001101 1001010111 1011011011 1101000101 1111011001 1101001101 01111011101 0111101111 1001010101 1101001111 1011110101 1001010101 1101111101 01111111010 1001100101 1111011111 1001011101 1101110101 01011100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 300
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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