This is an analysis of the poem To Lydia that begins with:
When, Lydia, you (once fond and true,
But now grown cold and supercilious)... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcb deae XdXd XfXf Xgcg
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110011111 1111110100 11010111 1101011100 10011111 1100111110 111000111 110111010 01111101 111101010 11011101 101101110 01010100 101111110 11111101 111111010 11111101 111100100 11110101 111111000
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 148
- Average number of words per stanza: 27
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
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; and, my are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word my is repeated.
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- summary of To Lydia;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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