This is an analysis of the poem To a Lady That Desired I Would Love Her that begins with:

Now you have freely given me leave to love,
What will you do?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababb cdcdd bebeX fgfgg fhfhhXfffff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11110101101 1011 11111101 110101 0101111111 1101010111 1011 01111111 010101 1100011101 1111011111 1001 01111101 110101 10110011001 1001010111 1101 11111101 100101 0101011101 1111000111 1111 10111011 100111 1001110101 1111110101 1111 11110111 110101 1110110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 184
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of To a Lady That Desired I Would Love Her;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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