This is an analysis of the poem To Pompeius Varus that begins with:

Pompey, what fortune gives you back
To the friends and the gods who love you?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbXdXed Xfgfffhhf eacXXiggi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110111 001101111 111101101 01101011 11110010 11110010 11010 0101 00101010 11010101 0101010 10101111101 011010 10110101 1110111 1001 01111 11001111 11111101 00011110 11111101 11011010 01001101 1111011 10111 0111 0101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 274
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; you, with, our are repeated.

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

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