This is an analysis of the poem Nelly 's Story that begins with:

It was on a lovely evening
In the merry month of June, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdeae fghgheie jkgkilml jjcjXnjn inenbXfX kjijiXjb njejcndn icbcemim ifdfibeb bbibfbjb iehXdnjn ihfhecjX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01101010 0010101 111010101 010101 111010101 110111 1101110 1010001 11111101 010111 0111110010 11001001 01110101 110111 11011111 111101 11111111 010101 11011101 110101 11010101 1101010 11011101 0101010 11010011 1111001 11011101 011101 11110101 101111 11010001 110101 11010011 110111 10011101 0100101 01010111 1010111 11010101 111111 11011111 111011 11000101 1110001 10111011101 11111111 10010101 111100 11010101 010011 010100111 111101 01111001 011101 11110111 111111 1111111101 111101 11010111 111101 010011011 011101 11111101 1101001 101110101 010101 11111101 110101 11110101 011001 11010110 110001 11011001 1111001 10011101 110011 11010101 110101 110101001 111101 11110011 010101 11110101 110101 11110001 011101 10111100 11011 11011111 110111 11110111 0111011 11111111 1010111 11110111 11100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 257
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 96
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, i, ', he, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, ', and are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Nelly 's Story;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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