This is an analysis of the poem Of The Jews (50 A.D.) that begins with:

Painter and poet, runner and discus-thrower,
beautiful as Endymion: Ianthis, son of Antony....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abX cbXdcaX aX XXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,7,2,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 101101011010 10011001010100 00100110100101 101100111 1111001010010 11100100101101010 001010010 01001010011 10101111001010 100101010 011010101011001010 0100101010 110101101001 0101011010100 111110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 166
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; jews is repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word jews at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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