This is an analysis of the poem Protogenes And Apelles that begins with:

When poets wrote and painters drew
As Nature pointed out the view,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcccXddddaabb eeffddccbbaa ggddXXhhbbhhhhee iiffcbjjaahhaa ffiiffjj eeggffhhkk ffffXd bbhhXdllddXkklleeccgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,12,16,14,8,10,6,21,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 11010101 11010101 01010101 10111101 11010101 110100101 111111100 11110111 11011101 100001001 11010111 11110101 10000111 01110111 01100011 1110001 01011001 01010101 01010101 10011110 11010101 11111111 01010001 010100001 11010101 01110111 01111101 11100011 11110101 110011111 11010001 111101011 110101010 01011101 11110101 01110101 01010111 111010011 11111111 11111111 10111101 11101101 11110111 110101010 1111001010 10011111 11011101 11101111 01111101 11111101 11010101 10111001 01010001 10111111 01110001 10110001 11011111 11010001 101100111 111101110 111101010 11011111 10110111 111110111 11011101 01111001 10110101 11110101 01010101 00001101 11010101 11010101 11110101 11010001 11010101 11100101 01010101 01010101 110011101 11010110 1101111 10010101 11110101 100100011 10110101 100111110 11011101 11101101 11111101 10010111 11001111 01010101 01010011 10010101 01010111 10110111 01001101 11010101 11111101 10110111 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 396
  • Average number of words per stanza: 74
  • Amount of lines: 102
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; to, he, or, at, sir are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Protogenes And Apelles;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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