This is an analysis of the poem The Republic that begins with:

Not they the great
Who build authority around a State,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabbbccaacaaXbabddeeX X EaaeffagfffgdadahhcbXibidjjedeje X eeeeeeckjcjkkjlldddmccmXbbgjjdgeejeljelXllc X eeaaXeekeaakakkkjXijjijeeedbeX b jjcceekXeekkjjkekkieieie b neXnlmmljjjaaakkbaekedmmk X ejjejejjjjjjee X ggjgeejaaajjjjjge X Ebdemmemmaaaaooaokehkjjh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,1,32,1,43,1,30,1,24,1,25,1,14,1,17,1,30,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101 1101000101 1111001101 1101010111 10010111 100101 11010011101 1111111101 1001 1101110101 1111 01010101 0111 1111010101 110111 100101 0101111011 110100 100100 110101 1111000101 11010111010 1 1001 110101 1111110101 111111 1001111111 0111010111 010101 101111 0100010101 110101 110111111101 11000101001 100100 101101 11111100100 11010111 010001 1101010111 100101 11 01011 11010101 0100111 001101 0101011100 011111 1101110101 101101 01010100 1111100101 10010101001 110101 1 100111 0110011101 1111000011 0111010001 1101011101 010111 1001111100 1001 010011001 1010111 11010101 101111 111111 100101 1100110101 1101010101 1110 0011010100 111100 1101001 0101010101 1101010101 1101 0101011110 100111 1001010001 1111111111 0111010111 1111010101 01001000100 11111100101 01011101001 11010101001 10010111001 11110101 1100011111 10010001 0101010100 101101 0101000110 0100110101 100001101 101101110111 1 1011010101 110101 101101 010101 01010000100 1101001 0101 101100 010111 11000101 01000111 0101001111 110101 0111 0100010101 1101010101 01 01010101100 101101 010111 1101011101 1111100001 010101 01010101110 10110001010 0101010 0111111100 111111 0111010111 11011111100 1 010101 1111010001 11000101011 1001100101 1101010111 0101000101 0101110111 1100 1110010111 0101010100 110001 010101 1100101001 0101001 111111 1001000100 110101 0100101 010111 0101011101 0101 0101010101 1111 1011001100 1 111101 1101 010111000 1001 01010001 1001010111 0111 1101010111 11 01011101 010111 1111 1111010100 100111 0101010111 011101 1111111100 0101110101 010101 0101 0101010101 01010100 1001000101 110101 0101111101 1 10010101 111111 0101000101 0110001 1111 1111011101 111001 0101010101 1111110111 011111 0101011101 0110010101 101101 1111001 1 110101 1101 10111 1001 011101101 010101 010111 1111110001 110101 010111 1111 0101010101 100101 010001 0100110101 0101010101 1101010100 1 1001 0111011101 100100 1111000101 1001 110011 1101011101 1001111101 0110010101 11101001 010001 1001 0111010101 01010101 0100010101 111101 1111111101 11001011111 011001 1101100101 010001010010 0100101 1101 1101010101 1011110 010001 1001010100 010100 110101 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 17
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 459
  • Average number of words per stanza: 84
  • Amount of lines: 245
  • 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, of, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words from, and, the, of are repeated.

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

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

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