This is an analysis of the poem The Anonymous Poet that begins with:

You, the choice minions of the proud-lipped nine
Who warble at the great Apollo's knee, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbcdedeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1011000111 1101010101 1111111101 1110110100 1111010111 0111111101 0111010101 1110110111 0100010101 0100110101 1111011101 1101010101 1001010101 1001110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 576
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

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