This is an analysis of the poem Love-Despondency that begins with:

Devyde my tymes and rate my wretched howres
From days to months, fro months to many yeers, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXbb XcXcXX XXXXcc XdXXXX dXbXXX XXXXdX XXXXee XeXeXX XXfXXX XXXXbb afXXXX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101101111010 0101110101 110111001101 11110101100 11101101101 1111010001 1111000110 0101101011 1101110110 0111101101 1111100110 0101010101 01111101010 0101010010 11010100010 11100101001 11011101001 1101010101 1111101001 1101110011 110111111 1100111110 1111011110 1110111111 01111110101 0111110111 1001101101 1101100110 11011101001 0101100110 0111111110 0101110010 010010101010 111001010 1101110101 0111011110 0101011010 0101010010 10011000110 11110110110 10001110101 1100010001 111011001 0100111001 1111110110 1101011101 1101110101 1101010011 111101101 1110111011 1101110101 1011010110 1101010101 10011111011 101011111 1101110010 11110101001 1111111110 110101101 0101110101 10011100101 1101110001 11111111010 1110111010 11011100110 1101110110 10
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 247
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 78
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; my, and, to, his, i, that, but, of are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Love-Despondency;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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