This is an analysis of the poem The Tragedy, that begins with:

Quæque ipse miserrima vidi.-- VIRGIL.
Catherine of Cleves was a Lady of rank, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbccddeeccceedXffgggcc hhhXhieccjjkkkXl cciiccbbXmmmllggaaddX nngXllgcnnXhXooojdooXjjjjjjccXoo jjhhhoooppllhhXbbkkkXX qqqoXhhhXdgggcccllccclloeeoXXrrnnn aXcciiooei
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,22,16,21,32,22,34,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1110001010 100010101001 111111011001 111011 101011 11011 001011 11100100101 00100100101 10101 111001 01011101001 101101101001 101101111101 1110010 001110 01101011011 101101001011 111111 001101 1101001101 11111011001 11100100010001 101110110001 001001001011 101101 111010 11001001101 110010 010111 11011011011 0111011101101 11011101011 111001001001 01101 001001 101011011001 10100111111100 10100100011010 11001001011 11001001001 010010010010 110111010010 0111011101 101011111011 11001 01101 1010111111010 101101 101101 1010011110001 10111001101 101001101111 110101 011101 001011111011 01111011101 1110110 011110 11001101101 1011110110010 110110010010 01011011001 11011001011 111001 110001 1011111110010 111011110010 111110011010 111101010010 001111 01011 1010110111011 01101 001101 11011011001 1011010011110 101111111110 111111 001101 110110 010010 11101 01011 111101 101001 111111001011 11011111001 0100111 100010 101011011101 101100001001 11011111001 111110110 11011 101001 11011101001 11101 101101 001001111111 11001001101 111011101011 111011011011 111011111101 111101 11011 101110 111101 101011110001 01101 001011 11011011011 101001001011 111101001001 10101 011001 111001101001 110010111010 10110101100100 11111 111011 01001101101 111011111110 110010010010 11111 11001 111001111001 101011 101011 011111001001 1111010010011 010111010011 111101 101001 101001011101 1011011110111 0100101111101 0110110111101 11011 111011 00100110100101 100010 110110 001001 111001 110011010010 111010011010 11101101010 10 11011001001 11111011101 111010010110 011010111010 1010111011110 0111110010110 11111011100101 011110011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 703
  • Average number of words per stanza: 130
  • Amount of lines: 158
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; and, his, her, it, she, he, your are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines him is repeated).

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

  • summary of The Tragedy,;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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