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

Wedlock as old men note, hath likened been,
Unto a public crowd or common rout; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111111100 1001011101 1111011110 1111011111 11010101010 10011101110 110100111100 1011010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 362
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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.

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

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

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