This is an analysis of the poem The Belle's Soliloquy that begins with:

Heigh Ho! Well, the season’s over!
Once again we’ve come to Lent! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbXcdc cefeXbfb XdgdXbab gdXdXgcgXbbdbbfbf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101010 1011101 1001001110 1010001 10101010 1111101 1101010 1011101 11100110 1110111 11101010 1010111 01001110 1100111 10101010 11010101 11101111 11100101 10101111 1011101 10111110 1110100 10011010 1010111 10111011 1010101 11111010 1110111 10111110 1010011 10101110 1110111 11100111 1011101 100111010 1110001 10111010 1010101 11101010 11111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 261
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

  • summary of The Belle's Soliloquy;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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