This is an analysis of the poem The King's Consort that begins with:

Love, was it yesternoon, or years agone, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a Xbcb aXab dcdc X eedd bbbb eeee X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,1,4,4,4,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 1101001010 110111 1111011101 010101 01010111101 0101000 1111010101 110100 1111110111 001101 1101010101 111101 1 11010101010001 11011101010011 11010111010101 11011101010111 11110101110101 111111001010011 110011010100011 11011111010101 110011111010101 11011111010111 01110101011111 01010101011101 11110101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 134
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; and, my, of are repeated.

    The author used the same word you at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

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