35 Matching Annotations
  1. Jan 2022
  2. 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. worlds

      Repetition of 'World(s)', creating an Internal rhyme

    3. For love, all love

      Internal rhyme through repetition of "love"

    4. I

      The unusually frequent use of slant rhyme (4 in total) in a relatively short poem might be a sign of purposeful errors that John Donne makes to implicitly express the excitement and satisfaction that the speaker is experiencing that he doesn't bother about strictly keeping the formality.

    5. 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.

  3. Sep 2021
    1. die and rise

      Internal rhyme of long "I" vowel

    2. We can die by it, if not live by love,          And if unfit for tombs and hearse Our legend be, it will be fit for verse;

      The short "I" vowel frequently appears in these lines creating an internal rhyme(assonance) between "it", "if", "fit", and "unfit."

  4. Feb 2021
  5. Nov 2020
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    1. I lay on the floor in the front parlour watching her door

      This part stands out due to it's almost verse-like rhyme and meter structure.

      I lay on the floor / in the front parlor / watching her door.

      It emphasizes the narrator's obsession with the girl and highlights the absurdity of the daily routine, as well as the playful nature of childhood romance.

  7. Oct 2020
    1. we tend to believe things more if they rhyme.

      Useful for not only framing, but likely works for memory and repetition as well.



  8. Jul 2020
    1. The majesty and burning of the child’s death. I shall not murder The mankind of her going with a grave truth Nor blaspheme down the stations of the breath With any further Elegy of innocence and youth.

      The words that rhyme in this verse seem to push the themes of this poem forward, (death-breath, murder-further, truth-youth

  9. 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


  10. Sep 2016
  11. 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