This is an analysis of the poem An Expostulation To Lord King that begins with:

How can you, my Lord, thus delight to torment all
The Peers of realm about cheapening their corn,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab XbXb cdcd XacX efef ghgh iiiX hXhX hdhd hhdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111010011 01010110011 1110110010110 11011101011 11011011011 1010111110010 01011011001100 111010010110 101011011011 11111001111 1011001001001 11001001011 111111011110 011101111001 1010010011001 0010110111110 11011011001 010010011010 110111010001 11110111111110 11101001001 101011001001 01100111011 11111111011 1011010011111 110111010110 101001111011 01110100101100 01001101101 1010010110011 11001001011 110011111010 111100010010 1101010001111 111010110010 10110110101001 11111001011 111110010010 11111011011 1111010011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 203
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; so, and, those, of are repeated.

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  • summary of An Expostulation To Lord King;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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