This is an analysis of the poem Of Joys And Pleasing Pains that begins with:

Of joys and pleasing pains I late went singing,
O joys with pains! O pains with joys consenting!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110111110 11011101010 11011101010 11101111010 11111101110 01010111110 11111111010 01110111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 387
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, pains, joys, my, and are repeated.

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  • summary of Of Joys And Pleasing Pains;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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