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

Why Damon, why, why, why so pressing?
The Heart you beg's not worth possessing:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc aaddee aaffcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111110 011111010 1111110010 110111010 11010101 11111101 10101010 111101010 110101110 110111010 111111011 111101011 111111010 110101010 11101110 111111110 00001101 11111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 237
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; why, each, and are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines him is repeated).

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

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

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