This is an analysis of the poem The Wife-Blessed that begins with:

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In youth he wrought, with eyes ablur,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XaXaXa X bXbccb X dadXda
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,6,1,6,1,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 01110110 111101 01011100 010001 11011101 010101 1 11010101 1101100 11010101 010101 01010101 110001 1 11111101 1100101 11110101 1001110 01010111 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 94
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (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.

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

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

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  • summary of The Wife-Blessed;
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