This is an analysis of the poem The Statue Of The Dying Gladiator that begins with:

COMMANDING pow'r! whose hand with plastic art
Bids the rude stone to grace and being start;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccaaXXddee aaaacc ffgghhddXgbb aaddiibbXXddbbjj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,6,12,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101110101 1011011101 1001010101 11011001001 1001110101 0101010011 1101110111 1101010101 0111110101 0111010011 111010100101 0111000101 1111011101 0101010101 11001110101 0101010001 1111010001 1101010110 1111100101 1011011101 1111111101 01001011101 10111101001 10111101001 1101010101 01110100101 1111010101 1101000101 1101110100 1101011101 1101000101 0111010111 1111110101 10001010101 0101010101 1110110001 111010101001 11110011101 0101010001 1011010101 1001000101 010100001010 10111101001 0101010001 1101000101 0111010001 11001000101 10010011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 522
  • Average number of words per stanza: 88
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, in, that are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words in, that, nature are repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Statue Of The Dying Gladiator;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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