This is an analysis of the poem I Do Not Love Thee For That Fair that begins with:

I do not love thee for that fair
Rich fan of thy most curious hair;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ccddee eeddbb eeffaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111111 110111001 10101101 101101 1110101 11010101 111111110 10111110 1110011 1110111 11010111 1101111 11111111 11011111 11010101 01110101 1011011010 1010111010 111111110 11101110 10101110 11111010 1110101 1100101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 210
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; them is repeated.

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

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  • summary of I Do Not Love Thee For That Fair;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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