This is an analysis of the poem Queen Matilda that begins with:

Henry the first, surnamed " Beauclare,"
Lost his only son William at sea,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba XcXc dbcb efcf Xgbg chih hjXj Xbjb bkdk cdjd ecbX ccXc XbXb bdcd biXi Xbcb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100110011000 101011011 11101001001 101101010 1011011010 01001011 101001111001 01101001 010111110 101001101 101101011001 111111001 010011110 01011101 01111101101 011001011 1110010110 01011011 110010010010 11111011 011010110 1011010010 101001101001 0011010010 010010110 001011001 01000101000101 01101011 011011010 11001101 011011011001 0110011101 0011010110 111001001 101011101101 101011001 011110110 11001001 1010011011010 01011001 111010010 101011001 101101101001 10111010110 110010010 11001001 11101111001 111101101 1101011011 01101111 111101011011 101111001 1110111110 111001001 11111001001 111011011 011010010 1111001 101101101001 11011011 110110110 110111110 111011011001 0100110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 165
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 65
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; and, of, her, she are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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