This is an analysis of the poem Blessed be the day, and the month, and the year, that begins with:

‘Benedetto sia 'l giorno, et 'l mese, et l'anno,'
Blessed be the day, and the month, and the year,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XabXXcaabXdeecXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,16,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00101110111110 1001101101 101010110101010 10100101011111 00110011111 110011100 1110101101 10110101111 10111001011 101110110 101010110 1011011010 110101 110101111 1110001111110 0101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 239
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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 poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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  • summary of Blessed be the day, and the month, and the year,;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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