This is an analysis of the poem Lord Nevil's Advice that begins with:

“Friend,” quoth Lord Nevil, “thou art young
To face the world, and thou art blind... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXa cbbc deed fggf hffh hggh fbbf ciicjbbf hh hh jggf bccb hkkh dgXd bbbb bhhb kggk lhhl mnnmXegge
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,8,2,2,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11101111 01011111 01010100 01011101 11110101 100100111 11110101 11110101 01011111 10011111 11110101 11010101 10111101 110101011 01010101 01110101 010011111 01001111 11010101 11010101 01011111 11010101 01010101 11010101 01110101 11111101 11110101 10011100 10110101 10110101 11010111 11110101 110000100 01010101 11111111 11110101 01010111 01010011 11011101 11010101 11011100 10110101 11010101 11111101 111101011 01110101 010011101 10110100 11110011 11111111 11111101 11111101 11110101 01111111 01011111 11011101 01110101 01001011 11011011 01010101 11011111 010100101 11111111 100010111 11010101 11111101 11110101 11011101 10110101 01011111 10111101 11110101 10110101 01010111 11011101 11011111 11010011 11011101 11110111 11100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 144
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; thou, trust, and, she, that, one, her are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words the, one at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Lord Nevil's Advice;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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