This is an analysis of the poem Elegy To The Memory Of David Garrick, Esq. that begins with:

DEAR SHADE OF HIM, who grac'd the mimick scene,
And charm'd attention with resistless pow'r;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXab cdcd efef ffXf cgcg dddd hihi dede jkjk ilil amam ilil bnXn anan amamXdada
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101110101 1101001001 1101110101 11010001110 0101010101 0111010101 0101101001 1101000101 1101110101 0101010001 1101011011 1101110001 1111011101 11010101001 1011010101 1101000101 1101110101 011001110001 0111000101 0101110101 10110101011 1101010101 0101000101 1111001101 0101010101 0101011001 1110000101 1111110111 1011011001 01011101001 1011001101 0101010111 11001101001 1101010101 10010100101 1011110001 0101010101 1001010101 0101010111 01010000011 1111010101 1101110101 1111110101 1011111101 1001010011 1101011111 1101010101 1111010101 111101101010 10110001001 1101100101 010010001001 101110101 1011010101 1011010101 0101010111 111100111001 1101010101 11001110101 1101001101 1101110101 1101010111 1011111101 10001011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 179
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; thy, to are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word who at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Elegy To The Memory Of David Garrick, Esq.;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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