This is an analysis of the poem The Happy Printer that begins with:

The Printer's is a happy lot:
Alone of all professions,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaX cbcX bbXX XXXX dXdX eXeX fXfc gcgc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01000101 0101010 11010101 0100100 01100101 1101010 110101001 1101010 01110101 11110110 011111100 1111010 01010001 110101 01010111 010001 101100111 1111010 01011111 0001010 01110111 1101010 11011001 0110010 11011111 1111000 01010101 0101010 11111111 0101010 11010001 1111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, he are repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Happy Printer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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