This is an analysis of the poem Vivien’s Song that begins with:

at the l.l.a. examination
In Algebra, if Algebra be ours,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aab ccb ccb ddb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 10101010 0100010001 1111101010 0111111 0001010001 1111010101 0101111111 0101000101 0101010101 1101001111 0011010101 1111010101 1111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 95
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of Vivien’s Song;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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