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

Oh! why those narrow rules extol?
These but restrain from ill, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa bcbc Xded fgfg bgbg chchXbebe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 110101 11010101 110000 011111010 100101 0101110010 110101 010111000 010111 110100001 010101 111100001 001101 10011101 111101 01010111 1100101 11010101 010101 11010101 010101 01110101 1101001 01001101 011001 11011101 010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 127
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • 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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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