This is an analysis of the poem Lines Suggested By Ode Xxix. Book I. Of Horace that begins with:

And so, dear Hicks! on 'Nature's wealth'
Your new-found phrase—and rustic health... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXabbabbcddc eefggfcchiih
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 111111001 11111101 011101 11010101 11101111 011101 11011101 01011101 110111 11111111 01010111 110101 11001111 111100101 011101 11111101 11110001 111111 11100101 100111001 111111 11011101 00010101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 388
  • Average number of words per stanza: 75
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • 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 words and, or are repeated.

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Lines Suggested By Ode Xxix. Book I. Of Horace;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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