This is an analysis of the poem A Lament that begins with:
Horace: Book II, Elegy 8
"Eripitur nobis iam pridem cara puella---"...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: X X abab cdcd aeXX bfbf gege
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 10111001 100001011010101 11110101 01110100 11011101 110111 10010101 11010101 11011111 110101 11011101 01010111 11011101000 110001101 110101010 01010101 110111010 110101 11111001 11010101 11111111 110111
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 108
- Average number of words per stanza: 20
- Amount of lines: 23
- 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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