This is an analysis of the poem Can A Maid That Is Well Bred that begins with:

Can a maid that is well bred,
Hath a blush so lovely red,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccbb ddcceeff ggaaaahh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011011 1011101 1011101 1010101 1010011 1010101 10110001 1011101 1010111 1111111 1011101 1011101 1100101 0110101 1011101 1010111 1011111 1011101 1101001 0010101 001011 1110101 1001101 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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.

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  • summary of Can A Maid That Is Well Bred;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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