This is an analysis of the poem Epilogue - To The Tragedy Of Cleone that begins with:

Well, Ladies-so much for the tragic style-
And now the custom is to make you smile.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeddfXgghhiiiffiiiiffddeejjddffkk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 41,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101110101 1101000111 0111101111 1111011101 0101101101 01010001001 11110111010 11010101110 1011011001 0101111111 1111011101 1011101101 1111011111 1111111001 1001001101 1111010101 0110110011 0101000101 11011111110 110111111010 11010101110 1101010001 1111010001 1111011101 1001011101 1111111101 1101001101 1101010101 1111011101 1111011101 1101010101 11010100011 1101111101 0101000101 1101010101 1111001101 0101001101 1101010001 1101111101 01011010101 1101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1853
  • Average number of words per stanza: 331
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • 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; my, nor, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, nor, by are repeated.

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