This is an analysis of the poem Twelfth Night that begins with:

His first infidelity was a mistake, but not as big
As her false pregnancy. Later, the boy found out...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xa aXaXXaXbXbcdedcXXec XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,19,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 011010010011111 101100100111 11111100101 101010011100 010100011101 00110101010101 1101110010 01110101001 01111010101110 010010000101010 101010100011100100 101011011111 1001001001011 010010110101 1101011011 0011010101 01001010101 001001001000100 0100101010100101 1111101001 001001110011 01001101011010 0110101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 369
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, it are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words on, the are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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