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

AH, turn your pretty eyes away!
You would not have me love again? ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababb Xcdcc eceff ababb gagaa Xcdcdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 11111101 11011101 010011 1111001 11111111 01010111 10110111 101111 111111 11110101 11111111 11100111 110100 110110 11111111 01110101 01111111 111101 111101 11010111 11010101 010100101 111101 011101 11011111 10101011 11110101 111001 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 163
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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.

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

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

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