This is an analysis of the poem And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus? that begins with:

And wilt thou leave me thus?
Say nay, say nay, for shame,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbbXAC AdddaC AeeeAC AfcfAC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 111111 011001 011111 111111 1111 111111 111111 011101 101111 110111 1111 111111 1110111 101001 101111 111111 1111 111111 111110 011101 11100 111111 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 151
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word nay at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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