This is an analysis of the poem Madonna that begins with:

Let me, calm face, remain
For ever in these sweet sequestered nooks,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababa cdcdc efefX eXeXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101 1100110101 0101 1101000101 010101 101111 11000011111 1111 1001110011 110011 011111 1100010101 1101 1111010111 110101 110111 1111110001 1101 10011010101 010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 150
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Madonna;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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