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

Fair Cousin, thy page
is small to encage ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaab ccccb ddddX eeeeX ffgfg hhXXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011 01010 01101 01001 1111 101101 011001 101101 011001 1001 101001 001111 111001 100001 0010 11111 001101 001001 01001 1010 111000 001001 1011011 111111 1110 001001 111111 110100 10010 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 112
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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