This is an analysis of the poem Noblesse Oblige that begins with:

I hold it the duty of one who is gifted
And specially dowered I all men’s sight, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab caca Xdcd dede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110010011010 11001001111 0111101010 10100111 11101001010 111100101 111001000110 1111011001 1111001110 010101101 1100101010 110010101 11101101010 111100101 101101011010 1110100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of Noblesse Oblige;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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