This is an analysis of the poem Oft Have I Vow'D that begins with:
Oft have I vow'd how dearly I did love thee,
And oft observ'd thee with all willing duty,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.
- Rhyme scheme: ababXcXc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11111101011 11011011010 11111100011 10011100110 11011101010 10110101010 11110101100 11011111110
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 365
- Average number of words per stanza: 67
- Amount of lines: 8
- Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; i, thee, my are repeated.
If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:
- summary of Oft Have I Vow'D;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!
Pay attention: the program cannot take into account all the numerous nuances of poetic technique while analyzing. We make no warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability and suitability with respect to the information.
More information about poems by John Wilbye
- Analysis of Softly, O! Dropp Mine Eyes
- Analysis of Stay, Corydon, Thou Swain
- Analysis of I Always Beg