This is an analysis of the poem Chaste Florimel that begins with:

No - I'll endure ten thousand deaths
Ere any further I'll comply:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa bcbc Xcdc ecec cfcf dcdc ghgh didi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11011101 11010101 11111111 11010111 11111111 01011101 10110101 01010111 10010100 11000101 10110001 01010101 10110101 010111101 10101101 11010101 11110101 101111110 01011101 010111010 11110011 11011101 11010101 01011001 11110101 11011101 11010011 11110001 01011101 0101001010 11110101 111111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 136
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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  • central theme;
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