This is an analysis of the poem To Quintus Dellius that begins with:

Be tranquil, Dellius, I pray;
For though you pine your life away... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabab Ccdcd ccece ffgfg cchCh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101011 11111101 010101 11011111 111101 10110101 010010110 101101 10110111 110001 11111101 11110101 110101 11110111 110111 11011111 01010011 110101 11110101 01011 1111101 11111111 010101 10110101 1100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 165
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; and is repeated.

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