This is an analysis of the poem Elegy Ii: The Anagram that begins with:

Marry, and love thy Flavia, for she
Hath all things whereby others beautious be,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdXeefagghhaaiibbjjkkeeaaggehaaafbXllaabbddaXhhhejg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 56,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011110011 1110110100 1101010101 11010010101 1101110101 1101110101 1101010011 1011110100 1111010011 1011111011 0111110100 0011111011 0101011101 0111000111 110101011001 11111010001 0111010111 0011011111 1101010101 0011100101 1011010100 1100110001 1111001010 1010110100 1101001101 01010011101 1111011101 1011110100 1011110010 1111011111 1001010101 11100111101 1111011111 1011011101 1001011101 1011110101 1101010010 0111111100 1111110001 1011100100 1101001101 1101011101 1101101111 1111010110 1111110101 11001011111 11100100111 01001011101 1101011101 1111110100 10101011101 1101100001 11010010101 1011011101 1111101100 11010100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2478
  • Average number of words per stanza: 465
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; be, her, though, in, like, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words though, like, who are repeated.

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  • summary of Elegy Ii: The Anagram;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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