This is an analysis of the poem A Letter Sent To Mrs. Barber that begins with:

Thou glorious Ruler of the beauteous Day!
Have sev'nteen Years so swiftly roll'd away?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccbbddeedXbbee eeaabbff aaeeddggffeedddd gghhiijjddXddddbbfe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,8,16,19,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11001000101 1100110101 1111010101 11111100110 1011110101 1011001101 1101110101 1100110101 0101110101 1101010101 1101010101 1101010001 0101111101 01010101010 11010100101 0110011001 01110110101 01010001001 11110101001 1101010111 11001100101 10010010101 0101010101 1101010101 1111000111 1101010101 1111111101 1100110101 0111110101 1011110101 1111011101 1101101111 10101011101 1011011101 0101100101 1101000101 0101010101 1101011101 1101010001 1010010101 1001010101 11010101001 1111100001 1111000101 01001011101 1101001101 1001000101 11100010101 01010000101 1001010101 1001010101 1101001101 1111011101 1101011101 10000111001 0111100001 1101101101 11011101101 1100110101 11011011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 522
  • Average number of words per stanza: 89
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; my, with, of, thou are repeated.

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

  • summary of A Letter Sent To Mrs. Barber;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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