This is an analysis of the poem Fair And Fair that begins with:

Oenone:
Fair and fair, and twice so fair, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X ABCD e ABCD X bbXXefX X fe X ABCD e ABCD X gggXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,1,4,1,7,1,2,1,4,1,4,1,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10 1111111 1111010 01010111 0111010 10 1111111 1111010 11011101 1111010 10 11011101 111101001 10111100 1101010100 010101 11111111 1111110 1010 11111111 111111 10 1111111 1111010 01010111 0111010 10 1111111 1111010 11011101 1111010 10 11111111 111100101 10010101 1101010100 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 70
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 37
  • 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; fair, love, my, merry, for, change, can are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word my is repeated.

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

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