This is an analysis of the poem Sapientia Lunae that begins with:

The wisdom of the world said unto me:
'_Go forth and run, the race is to the brave;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXAA aXaXaa bXbXAa cXcXaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100011101 1111010001 011101011 1101111010 11110101010 10010001010 0100011111 1111110000 10010001001 1111100111 11110101010 100100111010 11110100111 1101110011 0111010101 11111101010 11110101010 11110101010 1111011111 1101010001 0101010011 01111101010 11110011010 10010001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 260
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; ', i, and 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.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word discloses at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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