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

A wreathed garland of deserved praise,
Of praise deserved, unto thee I give,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbcXcXbXba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 010100011 010110111 11011101110 11010100111 0111111101 1101110101 0111110101 101101100 111001111 11111111110 1011001111 1011110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 514
  • Average number of words per stanza: 96
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; i, give are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase straight connects the lines.

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

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