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

No more shall hapless Celia's ears
Be flattered with the cries... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbC dedeffC gagaffC XhXhiiC jajakkC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11110101 010001 01010101 110101 110000101 11010001 01111 010101111 110001 11110101 110001 11011101 11110101 01111 01110111 110101 11111101 011001 0101111 10010111 01111 01110111 110101 11110001 110001 11111101 01011101 01111 11011101 111101 1111101 111110 11011101 111101001 01111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 212
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; her, your are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word la at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Song;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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