This is an analysis of the poem The New-Old Opposition that begins with:

It is said, the Great Men, who are seized with the pouts,
At their suddenly alter'd condition;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cccc dcdc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001011111001 1110010010 11100111111001 1010011010 10001011001 10010100010 101101001001 1110010010 11111011101 0011011010 111101001010 1101110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 177
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of The New-Old Opposition;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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