This is an analysis of the poem An Elegy On The Glory Of Her Sex, Mrs Mary Blaize that begins with:

Good people all, with one accord
Lament for Madam Blaize,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab caca bdbd ebeb fcfc agag chch
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01010101 011101 11010001 011101 01010101 111101 11010101 110101 11010001 0101010 11010101 0111110 11011101 010101 110100001 111101 01111110 110111 01011100 111101 110111001 0101111 01011111 0101010 11010101 111111 111101001 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her is repeated.

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

  • summary of An Elegy On The Glory Of Her Sex, Mrs Mary Blaize;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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