This is an analysis of the poem To A Young Lady, On Her Birthday that begins with:
This tributary verse receive, my fair,
Warm with an ardent lover's fondest prayer,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeddeeffbbb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 0101010111 1011010101 1001011101 1111010111 111111001001 11011000001 11001010101 0111110001 1111010111 11011110101 1101000101 0111110001 1101010101 11010010101 0011010101 1001010101 1101001101 11110000101 1110010111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 835
- Average number of words per stanza: 144
- Amount of lines: 19
- Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; all is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word all is repeated.
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