This is an analysis of the poem The Poet's New-Year's Gift. To Mrs. (Afterwards Lady) Throckmorton that begins with:

Maria! I have every good
For thee wished many a time,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab acac dede dfdf gaga
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010111000 1111001 11100101 110101 01110011 1101110 110100111 0101010 11011101 1111010 01010101 0111010 11010101 110101 111101001 110101 11111101 111101 11000101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 122
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; more, or, in, it are repeated.

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