This is an analysis of the poem Written In A Flower Book, Of My Own Colouring, Designed For Lady Plymouth that begins with:

Debitae nymphis opifex coronae.-Hor.
Imitation.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X Xa bbccaaddbbeeffgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,2,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010100101 1010 0100010101 1101 11011101 01010101 11110101 01010101 1111001010 110101110 11110101 011100001 11010101 01011101 11010101 11110101 11011101 11011101 01010111 01111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 177
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; whose, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Written In A Flower Book, Of My Own Colouring, Designed For Lady Plymouth;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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