This is an analysis of the poem To E. C. S. that begins with:

Poet and friend of poets, if thy glass
Detects no flower in winter's tuft of grass,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcbccb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1011010011 01110010101 1011000111 1111010101 11010010101 1111001101 1111011101 11111100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 350
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • 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; of, and are repeated.

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  • summary of To E. C. S.;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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