This is an analysis of the poem I Prithee Spare Me Gentle Boy that begins with:

I prithee spare me gentle boy,
Press me no more for that slight toy,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbb ccddd eebbb bbfff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101 11111111 11010011 11001101 1111101111 11110011 01010101 10110100 11110111 11111101011 111111010 010101010 11001111 11010001 1011011101 11111101 11010111 11011111 11001101 1001110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 191
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • 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; and, that are repeated.

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