This poem is divided into five stanzas, each with four lines. ABCB is the rhyming scheme. The first and third lines are written in iambic pentameter, while the second and fourth lines are written in iambic triameter. This means that there is one unstressed syllable at the end of each line (--- * --- * --- * --- *), and that within each line, every other syllable is stressed (----* ----* ----* ----*).
The fifth line of each stanza is different and often surprising. It was probably added by someone who did not know the poem well or had only heard it read before.
Here are the stanzas with their associated lines:
A cold sweat broke out over my body! I felt weak as a kitten!
I tried to speak but all that came out was a hoarse whisper!
I looked down at my chest and saw a large picture of Charlie dancing across it!
He had a wide grin on his face and he seemed to be having fun dancing!
I jumped out of bed and ran downstairs! My father was sitting in his armchair reading the newspaper!
This is a sonnet poem. It consists of 14 lines. It is also written in iambic pentameter. The poem's rhyme system is ABBA ABBA CDC DCD.
Sonnets are short poems that were popular in England during the Renaissance period. They are classed as love poems because they often deal with unrequited love.
In Sonnet 43, Shakespeare presents his audience with a quandary. He wants to know how he can best express his love for her. He tries to answer this question by listing ways that he thinks she might be able to understand and feel his love.
Shakespeare uses various figures of speech to make his point in Sonnet 43 clear. Here are some examples:
He asks her what she would think of him if he told her that he loved her. This idea is expressed using the words "what thou art." "Thou" refers to both of them. He is asking her what she believes they should do to show their love.
He tells her that she is the only one who can decide how much he should protest against her leaving him. In other words, he is asking her for permission to fall in love with her.
The poem is divided into three stanzas in the style of an English sestet—a 6-line stanza with the rhyme pattern A-B-A-B-C-C. Iambic pentameter is used in the verse. The meter follows this pattern:
Iambic pentameter has five pairs of syllables per line, which means that it contains five "feet" or basic units of composition: an unstressed and then a stressed syllable followed by one that is slightly stressed or that has an accent mark on it.
In addition to these there are two more kinds of feet: split feet and mixed feet. A split foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one; a mixed foot has both a stressed and an unstressed syllable. So, in general, you can say that iambic pentameter has five types of feet: strong/strong, weak/weak, strong/weak, weak/strong, and weak/strong/weak/strong.
On Monsieur's departure was written by Paul Émile Baudoin under the pen name Charles Marie de Montchal. It was first published in 1846 in France where it appeared together with another work by this author called Poésies (Poems).
The poem's ABAB rhyme scheme mirrors thematic patterns in the stanzas: the first and third stanzas are connected, as are the second and fourth. The pattern is often described as "abba" because of how the last word of each line rhymes.
Crossing the Bar is a poem by American author Henry David Thoreau. It was first published in 1849 under the title "On Crossing the River."
Thoreau wrote many other poems during his lifetime but this is his best-known work. It has been called one of the most beautiful poems in the English language.
In the poem, a man is asked by another man where he would cross a river if he were unable to find a ford. He replies that he would go to the other side where there is clear water if he could do so safely. The first man warns him not to try to cross at a place where the current is fast and dangerous because it is better to lose your life than to risk it.
However, the man insists on trying to cross the river anyway. So, the first man tells him where to step so as not to be swept away by the current and also points out some safe places near the bank where he can stop and rest before continuing his journey.