This is an analysis of the poem Resignation that begins with:

WHY, why repine, my pensive friend,
   At pleasures slipp'd away? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab bcbc dede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101101 110101 10110101 110101 11011001 110101 11011111 110111 01011101 110111 00101101 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 157
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; i is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Resignation;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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