This is an analysis of the poem A Seventeenth-Century Song that begins with:

She alone of Shepherdesses
With her blue disdayning eyes, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaaXbXa cdcdbXd ccccbXc XeXebXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101000 0011001 11101110 101010 101 100 1011101 10101010 1111101 10101010 00101 101 100 0111101 10101110 10110010 11111010 111010 101 100 00111110 10101000 101111 01101010 10011 101 100 0010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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

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

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