This is an analysis of the poem The Lady’s Lament that begins with:

Never happy any more!
Aye, turn the saying o'er and o'er, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AXaaaaAAXaaaaAAaXaaaAAaaaXaAAaaaaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 36,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101 1101010110 01110101 11111111 01111001 00110101 111 1010101 011101110 11011101 11111101 11111101 00110101 111 1010101 00110101 111101010 10111101 0111111 11110011 111 1010101 0010101 11010101 11101101 11110110 11010101 111 1010101 1011101 1011001 1011011101 101111101 11011101 10010101 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1119
  • Average number of words per stanza: 218
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; and, for, no are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines more, floor are repeated).

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  • summary of The Lady’s Lament;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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