This is an analysis of the poem Golden-Tressed Adelaide that begins with:

SING, I pray, a little song,
Mother dear! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBaccbB dBdeebB dBdffbB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110101 101 1011101 0010101 1010101 11101010101 101 1000101 101 1010101 1110101 0010111 11011010101 101 1110101 101 11110101 1110111 1110101 11111010111 101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 202
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; merry is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word dear at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Golden-Tressed Adelaide;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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