This is an analysis of the poem Three Quatrains that begins with:

As long as Fame's imperious music rings ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abab X cdcd X efef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,1,4,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1 111100100101 0101001110 1101010001 1111010101 1 1001000101 1101010111 0111100111 0111010111 1 1101010101 11110111010 1101111111 110101010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 88
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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