This is an analysis of the poem Verses Addressed To A Lady that begins with:

Of toil you say a moderate share
In each pursuit should rise,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdececbcba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011101001 010111 11111101 110101 010010111 010001 01101101 011101 11010101 010101 11010111 010001 11011101 110101 11010101 010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 474
  • Average number of words per stanza: 87
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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.

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  • summary of Verses Addressed To A Lady;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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