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

WHEN maidens such as Hester die
Their place ye may not well supply, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaab cccb dddd cccd eeeb cccb fffgXaaag
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11011101 11111101 11010101 11010 01111101 11011101 01010101 10010 01010001 01010101 01111101 11010 11111101 11010111 01010111 10010 01010101 11010101 11110101 10110 01010101 01110101 01111101 11110 11010101 01011101 11111101 11010 10110101 11010101 01111101 11010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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