This is an analysis of the poem Imitation Of The Olden Poets that begins with:
Time is a taper waning fast!
Use it, man, well whilst it doth last:... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd aaXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 10010101 10111011 1101000101 011101011001 1001000101 10111101 1010000101 1101000101 1001100101 1001110101 0111111101 01110101010
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 157
- Average number of words per stanza: 28
- Amount of lines: 12
- Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; it is repeated.
The author used the same word time at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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