This is an analysis of the poem Omar that begins with:

Old Omar, jolly sceptic, it may be
That, after all, you found the magic key... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010010 1101110101 0111010011 1111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 149
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Omar;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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