This is an analysis of the poem Poem 15 that begins with:

RIng ye the bels, ye yong men of the towne,
And leaue your wonted labors for this day:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabbcbccXXaaadd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101111001 1111010101 0101011101 111100101 0101000101 010001 0101010101 1111000111 1101010111 110101011 0101010101 1101110101 11011111111 1101010101 1100111 1101010101 110111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 698
  • Average number of words per stanza: 135
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; ye, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Poem 15;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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