This is an analysis of the poem A Dittie that begins with:

Behold her lockes like wiers of beaten gold,
her eies like starres that twinkle in the skie,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXaa bXbXcc XbXbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01010110101 01110110001 0101110101 011110010 01000101110 1011101010 11001111101 11000011101 110111011001 11010111101 11010110111 0101010111 101110011 1001101101 1111011101 11011101001 1111111111 1110011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 280
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; her is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words her, nor are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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