This is an analysis of the poem Acknowledgement that begins with:

With the ladies' permission, most humbly I'd mention
How much we're obliged by all their attention;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbccddee ffgg hhggbXiibb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,4,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0011010110110 11101111010 110010011010 11110011010 11111111101 01001001011 11001011101 101011001101 001101111010 0100101010 010011110011 1110100011011 11111011011 11101001001 10100100111010 110010110010 11101111001 101011111001 1100110101 01001101001 1101101101 01001101001 01011101011 10011101011 11010111101 01110011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 397
  • Average number of words per stanza: 73
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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, at, or, false, to are repeated.

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

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

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

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