This is an analysis of the poem Horace I, 22. that begins with:

Fuscus, whoso to good inclines--
And is a faultless liver--... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb aaXa XcXc Xded XXaX Xaea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100001 1001010 11011111 11010010 11110111 1101010 110101001 0110010 11011101 0011110 1101010 1111010 11110101 1101001 111111101 1111011 11011101 1111100 10011101 1111010 1111110 1101010 11111111 10011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 127
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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; nor is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words nor, or, still are repeated.

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  • summary of Horace I, 22.;
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