This is an analysis of the poem Present Imperative that begins with:

Horace: Book I, Ode 11
"Tu ne quaesieris--scire nefas...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XX X abab cdcd eXef fgfg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,1,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111 1011100110 1101111 1100 11011000100010 01010101010011 1101110101010010 110101 110101000101011 11010100110101 100101000011011 101101 011001010111010 1101011101 110001011101110 100101 111101001101110 01010101110101 010111110100001 100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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, i are repeated.

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  • summary of Present Imperative;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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