This is an analysis of the poem To The Honourable Mrs. Percival. that begins with:

And will your Goodness never have an End?
And will you still persist to be my Friend?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddbb eeccffff ccXXgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1011010111 1011010011 0111010101 1101010101 1001010101 1001100101 1001101001 1001110111 1111000101 11111111001 1010011101 1101010101 1011010101 0111110101 1011110101 1111111101 1001111101 11111001011 1101011101 1001011101 1101011110 1111110011 0111111101 1111010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 354
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, still, to, my are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of To The Honourable Mrs. Percival.;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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