This is an analysis of the poem The Splendour And The Curse Of Song that begins with:

Methought the unknown God we seek in vain
Grew weary of the evil He had wrought—... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbccdedeecc fafaacc cgcggccXbbbbbcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,7,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1000111101 1100010111 0101000101 1111110111 0101000101 1101010101 1001010101 1111110001 1001110101 1101010101 1101010111 1101000101 1111010101 0101010101 1101010001 1101111101 1111011100 1101010101 11111101001 1001111101 1001010101 1111000111 11001110101 1101011011 1100110111 0100011101 1100111101 1101010101 1101010001 0101010101 1011010101 10010111011 1111000101 110111100111 1001000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 393
  • Average number of words per stanza: 73
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; to, its, and are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word song at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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