This is an analysis of the poem On The Queen's Visit To London, The Night Of The 17th March 1789 that begins with:

When, long sequestered from his throne,
George took his seat again,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa bcbc dede dada fefe gggg ahah iXig Xafa dada djdj gkgk akak jfjX hghg caca glgl adaX dcdcXhbhb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010001 110101 11011101 010101 11000101 110101 10010101 110001 11010111 110101 110100101 101101 11010101 1101110 011101010 0101010 110010001 010111 11010101 0011001 11010001 010101 11010001 1101001 11111101 010001 11010101 111101 11111101 010100 11010001 111101 100111010 010001 10111101 010101 11110111 010001 110111001 110101 01011111 110101 11110101 1111001 11100101 1100101 100111001 110101 01010101 110001 11100101 010101 110010111 100101 11010111 110100 010101001 110101 11111001 010101 11010111 100101 01110001 110101 11010101 110101 11010001 010101 11010101 011101 110001001 0101010 01110001 1101001 11010101 110101 11010001 111101 101111101 1100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 123
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of On The Queen's Visit To London, The Night Of The 17th March 1789;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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