This is an analysis of the poem Cuncta Licet Cecidisse Putas Discrimina Rerum that begins with:

Cuncta licet cecidisse putas discrimina rerum,
Et prius incerta nunc tibi certa manent,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXXXababbXX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010010100010 111001111010 10010110101 1001101111 1101001001010 111010100110 11010010110010 10110010110 1101110011 11011110101 1111101011 11111010101 1101110001 1111110101 10010110001 11010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 333
  • Average number of words per stanza: 59
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; saepe is repeated.

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  • summary of Cuncta Licet Cecidisse Putas Discrimina Rerum;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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