This is an analysis of the poem A Poetical Epistle To Lady Austen that begins with:

Dear Anna, -- Between friend and friend,
Prose answers every common end;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccaaddeeffccggeehhiiggjjkkhhccccaallaammXXcXjjcchhffccccffmmddddbXkkccXlbbmmnnddddaaaammccccggdddoodX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 105,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001111 110100101 10011101 0010010001 11010101 11111111 11010111 01010001 11010101 11011101 110101001 10010101 01010101 01000101 10010111 11010101 010110010 1000011110 11011101 01010001 11010111 11011011 1100100111 01001101 1111011100 0111010100 01010101 110111101 0100101110 111101010 11110101 11111111 000010001 010001001 111101010 111101010 01101101 11010101 110101111 101101011 11001101 100010101 110100100 11010101 11111101 01010110 11010101 01010101 01010011 111100011 01101111 01111001 11111111 01010101 11010111 11010101 01111101 11000101 11011101 00100101 1100100101 01010101 11110101 01001011 11010101 10010101 11011101 01000111 11110011 11010110 110001010 010100010 110010011 01000101 010100110 01010101 11010101 010001001 01011111 11110101 11000111 01000101 11111101 10110001 110101010 111101010 01010101 11010101 11111101 01000100 11111101 10010111 11000111 110101010 10010101 11010111 010101010 111101010 1000101010 01010110 11010101 110011001 11010011 110011010 111101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 3650
  • Average number of words per stanza: 655
  • Amount of lines: 105
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines us is repeated).

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