20 Matching Annotations
  1. Dec 2021
    1. Rhyme scheme for The Good-Morrow is A B A B C C C, and it's persistent throughout every seven-line stanzas.

      We can sense a slight transition in tones or subject between the quatrain(ABAB) and tercet(CCC).

      In the first stanza, the quatrain is composed of a list of rhetorical questions, while the tercet isn't. Oppositely, in the second stanza, the tercet is grouped with anaphora, while the quatrain isn't. Finally, in the third stanza, the last three lines incorporate a slightly concerning tone compared to the preceding lines and the rest of the poem, implying transition.

    2. The poem contains four slant rhymes, which is an imperfect rhyme with similar, but not identical sounds. Most slant rhymes are formed by words with identical consonants and different vowels, or vice versa.

      lines 1 and 3 - "I" and "childishly"

      lines 9 and 11 - “fear” and “everywhere”

      lines 12 to14 - “gone,” “shown” and “one”

      lines 19 to 21 - “equally,” “I,” and “die”

    1. here

      Rhyme scheme, Ear & Here rhyme.

    2. toll,

      Rhyme of second and last line, soul & toll. This is also the only fourth line which does not end with a dash.

    3. numb

      The next three stanzas follow the pattern of having the second and last line rhyme. In this stanza, drum & numb rhyme.

    1. VII.

      Poem VII has unknown authorship. Scholars have noted that its 6-line stanzas bear resemblance to Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis. Its rhyme scheme (A-B-A-B-C-C) also resembles that poem.

    2. adore thee

      'Abhor thee' and 'adore thee' create an internal rhyme. Unlike the previous internal rhymes however, they use an identical rhyme with 'thee' and offset it with the rhyme between 'abhor' and 'adore'.

    3. cold

      'Bold' and 'cold' create an internal rhyme.

    4. short

      'Sport' and 'short' create an internal rhyme.

    5. neither.

      The first line of the stanza can be said with either 10 or 11 syllables, due to varying pronunciations of the word 'fire'. The rest are 11 syllables each. This stanza follows the rhyming pattern of its predecessors

    6. jestings.

      The syllables in this stanza alternate between 10 and 11 for the lines that alternate rhymes (10-11-10-11), and the final rhyming couplet has 11 syllables in each line.

    7. her.

      Each line in this stanza has 11 syllables. The final word in the first 4 lines (which alternate rhymes) has two syllables, while the rhyming couplet at the end of the stanza rhymes the final two words together.

  2. Oct 2018
    1. Thus in the winter stands the lonely tree,

      second stanza is a sestet, rhyme scheme cdedce

    2. What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,

      italian sonnet, first stanza is an octet First stanza rhyme scheme abbaabba

    1. No


    2. say


    3. As virtuous men pass mildly away
        • / - / - / - /<br> As virtuous men pass mildly away,

      Iambic Tetrameter- This meter is consistent (as well as the Rhyme Scheme ABAB) throughout the poem in order to covey the message to Anne More that Donne's love for her is constant and never changing; this is used in order to comfort the upset More.

    4. go


    5. away


  3. Apr 2016
    1. slave

      Rhyme Scheme: line1) a slave line2) b pleasure L3) a crave L4) b leisure L5) c beck L6) d liberty L7) c cheque L8) d injury L9) e strong L10) f time L11) e belong L12) f crime L13) g hell L14) g well