This is an analysis of the poem To Ellen Terry that begins with:

Nay, bring forth none but daughters: daughters young,
The doubles of yourself; with face as fair,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaaXbacdcddc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111110101 0100100111 1011011101 111101001 10110010011 0101010110 1111011101 11110100011 11010010001 01010111101 10001011101 1101000111 10101010101 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 621
  • Average number of words per stanza: 106
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; as, your, thus, be are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines life is repeated).

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