This is an analysis of the poem On The Flight Of Time that begins with:

Horace: Book I, Ode 2
"Tu ne quæsieris, scire nefas, quem, mihi, quem tibi"...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X X abXb Xcac XdXXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,4,4,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111 10111001101101100 1100 1110000010 1101101010 1110010011 1001001011 100111011010 1001001101 10010110010 1101011001 00010011010 1111101011 11010010000 1101011 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 103
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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