This is an analysis of the poem A Satire, In Imitation Of The Third Of Juvenal that begins with:

1Though much concern'd to leave my dear old friend,
2I must however his design commend... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaaccdXeffbbggeebhiiaaabbggjjfffccggggkeggfflleeggccggkkXbcXcXbggffmmmbhllhbggaaaffcccceenfmmXkkfXoocckeXkennggekXdnnaabbcXcckeppbheecccbbggooggkkggffccbbggbbXkkbXjjbhjjcccggccaabhffaaggaaggcXccaaccdccbbkeXgbhggfXcccdciiffXfggXggXffffmmggaacciieeiikkcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 476,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
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  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 22232
  • Average number of words per stanza: 3839
  • Amount of lines: 476
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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, to, or, my, his, he, be, in, you, your, with are repeated.

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  • summary of A Satire, In Imitation Of The Third Of Juvenal;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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