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

Spring is a flirt. Unexpectedly gleaming
Over the shoulder of some far blue hill.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd ceceXXXX adadaXaf dbdbgfgf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010011010010 1001001111 110110010110 11111001001 010011010110 1111001001 110110010110 10110101001 010011011010 11110110001 0101001101110 01001001001 10111111110 11101111001 111011011000 11111101001 0100110101100 1011001101 1110100100100 1011001101 111110010110 111011110110 110011011110 101110001001 01001111100100 1001001001 0100100111100 1001010101 10111011010 01001001001 111011111110 11010001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 496
  • Average number of words per stanza: 92
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • 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.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word we is repeated.

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

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

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