This is an analysis of the poem Courtesans that begins with:

O COURTESANS, Love's witching, wild priestesses,
You charm the universe from end to end!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba Xcbc dede Xcfc fefe X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001101100 1101010101 10111101110 1111011101 11010111010 1111011111 11010111010 1110110111 11110101111 1011010001 101100111111 1011010111 11010101010 1101010101 11010101010 1101010011 11110111110 1111010101 10011111010 1001001101 01011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; your, you, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words your, and are repeated.

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  • summary of Courtesans;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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