This is an analysis of the poem The State Of Age that begins with:

Rub thou thy battered lamp: nor claim nor beg
Honours from aught about thee. Light the young.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbaccdeed
  • 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: 1111011111 1001011101 1101010101 1111010101 1110111101 10111101001 1011010101 1111001101 1000111101 11101101010 0101010101 10001011111 1011111101 1111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 624
  • Average number of words per stanza: 119
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of The State Of Age;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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