This is an analysis of the poem The Troubadour's Lyre that begins with:

Sing low, my precious lyre, low in each string,
Thou wast not framed for exaltation's burst,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbc ddecXebe eXXa fb dbfebX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,8,4,2,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111011011 1111110001 1101101101 1111110111 1111110101 10110111001 11111110001 10111100111 110011110011 1011110101 01110001001 1111100111 01111101001 01010100111 11011111110 1101011101 1111010111 1101110101 1111011101 1011010001 0101011111 1110111101 1011111101 1001011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 221
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

  • summary of The Troubadour's Lyre;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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