This is an analysis of the poem Elegy Xxiv. He Takes Occasion, From The Fate Of Eleanor Of Bretagne that begins with:

He Takes Occasion, From the Fate of Eleanor of Bretagne, To Suggest the Imperfect Pleasures of a Solitary Life.
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  • Rhyme scheme: X abab cdcd eded fgfg chch Xbeb dbde ijij jcjc dfdf Xece Xege jhjh cbcb ecec kjkj lflj adad aXaXXdldl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101000101000100010010100010101 110111001001 1001010101 11010100101 1011110101 1100011101 0101010101 1011111101 0101001101 1111010111 1111010101 11001110101 11010100101 11010011010 1101010101 111101001010 1111110111 11110100101 01010101001 01110101001 0111010101 0111110101 1101110101 1101010101 010100101001 01101001 0101111101 1101110101 01001110111 101110111001 10101010101 1101010101 1101110001 1111010111 01010101001 11110100101 11010100101 11001110111 01010001010 1111010101 11110101010 1101000101 011010101 1001010101 110101001 1101011101 11010101001 1111010101 0101010101 10101101101 1111011101 11110101001 1101010101 1111010101 1101110101 10101010101 1111110001 11010101 1001011001 11010100011 10110000101 1001110101 010101001 10100100101 0101111101 11011100101 11010010 0101110111 1100010101 1101111111 11110010101 1101010101 1101010001 11011101101 0101111101 1111010101 11001110101 01010010101 0100110101 1011110111 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 21
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 82
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; of, they, for, but, and, in are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words she, to, even are repeated.

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