This is an analysis of the poem Master Of Three Arts that begins with:

Your various talents, Goldenson, command
Respect: you are a poet and can draw.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dadaee fgfgff hihijj eXeXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11001010001 0111010111 0001011101 1101010101 01111101010 11111100010 0111000111 1101111111 1101011001 01010000111 11010111010 11100101010 1100110101 1101010101 1101011111 1110111011 111101010011 110101001110 1101000101 0101111101 0101110101 1111000111 11111101010 11010101110 1101111101 01110101110 1111110111 01010001010 11011111110 11010111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 255
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, i, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, i are repeated.

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Master Of Three Arts;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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