This is an analysis of the poem Blue And Buff that begins with:

Come, sportive Muse, with plume satiric,
Describe each lawless, bold empiric,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbb ccXdeeddff ccgghhggii ddjjddjjXkgXhh fkbXXXXXaaXXjj Xhbb bbddiijjkX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,10,10,14,14,4,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101010 011101100 10011111 11011111 1111110011001 10011101 11011100 01111111 11110001 01010101 11010101 11001101 01100001 11110101 11001110001 11110101 1100101111 011001001 11000101 01011101 010100010 110100110 01111101 01111001 11010101 11011111 010110010 010101010 10010101 01011001 11010111 11111111 011101110 010110101 010001010 011001010 01111101 11011101 11110111 010110111 110101110 010101000 10111100100 11011110100 11011101 11011101 11110101 11110001 01001100 11010010 11101001010 011111010 010111010 0101010111 1101101 11110111 100101001 1101111 01110101 01011101 101101110 111111110 110100101 01010001 11010110 1010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 341
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • 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; to, thy are repeated.

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  • summary of Blue And Buff;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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