This is an analysis of the poem Lament For Chaucer that begins with:

ALLAS! my worthi maister honorable,
This landes verray tresor and richesse! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXXbb XcXXcXX adXXdXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110101000 011010110 11111101000 101111010 1001010010 0100110100 1101111001 1011100100 0101001111 0101001 1100111110 111101101 111011010 011111011 1111011001 1111110000 1101111101 110111100 111010111 1111111101 110101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 275
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thou, to are repeated.

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

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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