This is an analysis of the poem A Coronal that begins with:

WITH HIS SONGS AND HER DAYS TO HIS LADY AND TO LOVE
Violets and leaves of vine,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X AbAcbacAA AdAedaeAA AfAdfXdAA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0011010010101 1001101 000111 110101 011101 101011 010101 111101 1001101 110101 1001101 111101 110101 111101 111111 110111 110101 1001101 110101 1001101 111111 110101 011101 100111 111100 110111 1001101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 190
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word entwine at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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