This is an analysis of the poem An Apology For My Son To His Master, For Not Bringing An Exercise On The Coronation Day. that begins with:

Why are we Scholars plagu'd to write,
On Days devoted to Delight?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddeeeeccffggee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 11010001 01000111 01010101 11110001 01100101 100100110 0101001010 11011111 11110111 11011111 10111111 01111001 110111001 11111001 10010001 11111111 11111101 11111111 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 346
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; to is repeated.

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  • summary of An Apology For My Son To His Master, For Not Bringing An Exercise On The Coronation Day.;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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