This is an analysis of the poem Hebe that begins with:

YOUTH! thou art a lovely time,
With thy wild and dreaming eyes;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dbXbbb efefgg hihidd XgXghh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110101 0111101 1010011 1011101 1111111 1110101 1111101 1011111 1110101 1110101 10101010 10011010 1111111 1010101 1010111 1110101 1110111 1110111 1011101 10100101 1011111 0010101 1011101 10100101 1111101 1110101 11111110 1011111 1110101 1010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 188
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • 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; let, of, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word let is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Hebe;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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