This is an analysis of the poem Taste that begins with:
What, then, is taste but those internal powers,
Active and strong, and feeling alive... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XXaXabXbX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 11011101010 101111001 0110100101 0101010101 01011100011 0100111101 1101110101 1101110101 0101010001
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 381
- Average number of words per stanza: 66
- Amount of lines: 9
- 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; and, nor are repeated.
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- summary of Taste;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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