This is an analysis of the poem The Muse And The Poet that begins with:

The Muse said, Let us sing a little song
Wherein no hint of wrong,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddcebbffbg b fhhfihhXccc ccaaiifg f ddjjccikkki ficcbb ieieccikikii hX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,1,11,8,1,11,6,12,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111110101 011101 1100011111 1101 1101010011 110001 1001100101 0101110110 110011 11111111 1111100101 110101 0111111101 11010001 1111110111 10 01 0101110001 001010101 1001000101 110100100101 0101110011 0111000101 1101010101 1101010110 1101010101 1111110111 0111010001 0111011111 11011101 1011 011101 1111110101 010111 1101 110 1 111110101 010101 1111010101 1101 1101111011 11000011111 1111110011 11111101001 1101011101 110111 0101010101 0101 111101 01011101001 1101110101 1111011101 1101 1101111101 110111 1101000101 1111 1101010101 111100 1001110101 100111 0101010101 110111 0101110111 110101 011111 110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 261
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 70
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; of, her, and, words are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and, down, there are repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of The Muse And The Poet;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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