This is an analysis of the poem From "Vashti" that begins with:

WHAT thing shall be held up to woman's beauty?
Where are the bounds of it? Yea, what is all ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXaXcdedfXeabXXgfffcgcXbfdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 29,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11101101010 1101001101 01111010001 01100010001 01010101010 0111110101 1111111101 0101111101 11010010011 1111011101 1100110101 011100101111 1101010001 11110010110 0100111011 100101000010 1011010011 1100111100 1010011111 01010100101 1011011001 0100010101 0111010101 1001011101 10110101010 01001110101 1111110011 1111010111 1101000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1381
  • Average number of words per stanza: 239
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

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