This is an analysis of the poem The Hawthorn Bower that begins with:

Palemnon, in the hawthorn bower,
With fond impatience lay, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cccc Xdcd cece cfcf gagX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100001110 010101 1101001010 1101001 01010101 111101 11010101 110111 01010110 110101 11000101 110101 11000101 010101 11011001 110101 01011101 010101 10001111 0100101 11010111 0110010 11010101 1100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 121
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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 is repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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