This is an analysis of the poem The Short Wooing that begins with:

Like an Oblation set before a Shrine,
Fair One! I offer up this heart of mine. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcXddeeddffaacXgghhXXiigg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1110010101 1111010101 1001011111 1101110111 1111010101 1011010100 1001001111 1111011101 1011110001 1101110001 1111010111 100010100111 1111110011 0010010100 1101010111 01011011101 111101010 111101010 0100111111 1101111100 1111111011 1101100111 0101101101 1111010101 01111101010 11000101010 1111001101 0101000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1190
  • Average number of words per stanza: 209
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

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

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

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