This is an analysis of the poem Beauty's Blemish that begins with:

You are as young, O lady mine,
As ere you were in olden days,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababaa ccccdd ccccbb Xeaebb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101 11100101 11111111 11111101 11011011 11111111 11111101 10011111 11010101 11011111 01101111 01010101 11110111 11101111 11011101 11010101 01111101 11010101 11011110 01110111 11011101 11110101 110101000 01010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 219
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; you, your are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Beauty's Blemish;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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