This is an analysis of the poem Momus, God Of Laughter that begins with:

Though with gods the world is cumbered,
Gods unnamed, and gods unnumbered, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaabb ccddeeff gghhgg iijjaaXccbbffaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,8,6,15,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010100 101111000 1011100 1110101 1110101 1011101 111101 1110101 1110111 1011111 11101110 10111110 10111010 10101010 1001111 1010111 1001101 1011111 1111111 1010101 1010101 1010101 1010101 1011101 1111101 1110101 1010111 1110101 1010101 1110111 11111010 11101010 1011101 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 214
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word tis is repeated.

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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