This is an analysis of the poem Coptic Song that begins with:
LEAVE we the pedants to quarrel and strive,
Rigid and cautious the teachers to be!...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: a ba bCC X aa dCC X ee dCC X
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,3,1,2,3,1,2,3,1,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1101001011 1011001000 10010110101 1111001001 101011011110 11010011010 10010010010 1001001001 1101011011 1011011101 101011011110 11010011010 10010010010 1101001101 100100101 1001101011 101011011110 11010011010 10010010010
- Amount of stanzas: 10
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 86
- Average number of words per stanza: 15
- Amount of lines: 19
- Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
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- summary of Coptic Song;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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