This is an analysis of the poem The Fault Of It that begins with:

Some may have blamed us that we cease to speak
Of things we spoke of in our verses early,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcadccXedeb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111111101 01110011010 1001010111 1011010111 0101110111 1011011101 01011101 010101000 111101 0101110011 1111010111 11110011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 498
  • Average number of words per stanza: 101
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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; this, us are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words saying, of are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines much is repeated).

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  • summary of The Fault Of It;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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