This is an analysis of the poem To A Lady, With Some Coloured Patterns Of Flowers that begins with:

Madam,-
Though rude the draughts, though artless seem the lines,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbccddeeffffgghhddaahhddhhiiggbbddbbbbbbhhbbeeaaffggjebbjjaabbbbggffggbbddffhhkklliihhbbddbbddaaiibb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,100,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10 1101110101 0101011001 1101000101 1101010101 11110110111 0111010101 1101010101 1101011001 0101110111 1001010101 1011010101 11001110001 11110101011 0101010101 1001110101 1101010101 0101110001 01011100101 1011111101 1101011101 010111111 1011000101 1011100001 0011110101 0101010111 11010101001 1001010101 1101110100 0101010001 01010110101 10111101001 11010010101 1001011101 1001011101 1101011101 0111011101 11011100111 10011110101 01011100101 1111010101 1101110101 0101010101 11110101001 1011010101 10011101001 1011010101 11001010111 1111011101 11010101001 1111010001 1101110101 1011110101 01011101010 0101111101 0101011101 0101011101 11010101010 11011100010 10010100101 100101001 10110010101 10110010101 011100101001 0101110101 1001010101 0101010111 1101011111 11010011111 1101110101 1101010101 10110100101 1101011101 1111010101 11010010101 1100110101 101110001 1101110011 01011101001 110010100101 11010101001 0100011101 1111110111 110100101001 01110100111 1100101101 11010100101 1101011111 1111010101 01110001001 1101110101 11010110101 0101110111 11010011101 01010010101 1101011101 1101110001 1111010011 1111010101 1101010101 010110100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2223
  • Average number of words per stanza: 379
  • Amount of lines: 101
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; to, too, and, in are repeated.

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

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