This is an analysis of the poem The Young Friar that begins with:

When leaves broke out on the wild briar,
And bells for matins rung,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaCb dedfe ghggh hbibab ijiCj hhhXh edkhX fbibab hhhCh lllXl gighi ccXCc XjXjkj idiCdXabadb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,6,5,5,5,6,5,5,5,5,6,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111110110 111101 10100110 10000101 111001 011100101 011101 01010111 10010101 010101 011011001 1101111 0101111001 01010001111 10101 1100001 0100101 10110010 100101 1010110110 110101 110010111 110101 11111101 10000101 100001 11010111 011111 1111101 10010100 110101 01010101 110101 01110100 10110111 111111 110010101 010101 110010101 111101 0111110110 111101 1101111 011101 11110101 10000101 110101 11010101 100111 100100101 11011110 010101 11010111 101101 11011111 11110101 010101 11010101 111101 01110100 110000101 010101 101100 110111 1100110 101101 11111110 110111 11111101 101101 11110111 110000101 101101 1011110110 111101 110100110 110100101 101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 162
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 78
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and, hundreds, empty are repeated.

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Young Friar;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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