This is an analysis of the poem For Dolly -- Who Does Not Learn Her Lessons that begins with:

You see the fairies dancing in the fountain,
Laughing, leaping, sparkling with the spray;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd ceceefef gbgbchch
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010100010 1010100001 11011101010 111101101001 11010101011 111110101 11011101011 10010011101 10010101010 101110010111 1001011101010 10010110010011 1110101110111 10010011101 10011111111111 1111111111101 11010101110 11010101001 101110101010 10101010101 11011101010 10011111011 10010101110 10010101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 401
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (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; you, her are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines you is repeated).

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  • summary of For Dolly -- Who Does Not Learn Her Lessons;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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