This is an analysis of the poem Bki:Vii Tibur that begins with:

Let others sing in praise of Rhodes, or Mytilene,
or Ephesus, or Corinth on the Isthmus,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX abcX XXXd Xccd XdeX cbcX bbca Xcedd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101011100 11001101010 111111011001 010110010 1011101000101 1010010010 111010001010111 10010010010 0110001010110 1111101010 1010110011110 110010010 011101010100 1101010101 1100011010101 0110110101 1101101001011 111010011 1000111010111 1011101110 1111010001010 101100101010 1010101101001 1110011100 01010101101110 1111111010 1001010101010 1000101010 0001010010010 1011111101 1101011011101 0111101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 185
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; or, as, his are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Bki:Vii Tibur;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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