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
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest 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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  • summary of A Lament;
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  • history of its creation.

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