This is an analysis of the poem The Sultana's Remonstrance that begins with:

IT suits thee well to weep,
As thou lookest on the fair land,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbb cccc dccc XeXe bfdf dccc Xgcg afXfXagbg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011101 11101011 110111 011101 111101 0011101 010001010 010011 1101010 0010001 00111010 110101 10100110 1010111 10100100 1110011 1010101 1001101 01111001 101001 1111001 111101 11110101 111111 10111111 1010101 11011110 111111 111101 110111 01110101 010011 11111101 110111 01110101 1111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; its, and, weep are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word and 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 The Sultana's Remonstrance;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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