This is an analysis of the poem The Widow At Windsor that begins with:

'Ave you 'eard o' the Widow at Windsor
With a hairy gold crown on 'er 'ead?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 652
  • Average number of words per stanza: 112
  • Amount of lines: 45
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; she, 'er, to, with, o', they are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words there's, hands are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines red, wars, sons, bones, stop, guns, blown, over'ead, 'ome are repeated).

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  • summary of The Widow At Windsor;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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