This is an analysis of the poem Solomon On The Vanity Of The World, A Poem. In Three Books. - Knowledge. Book I. that begins with:

The bewailing of man's miseries hath been elegantly and copiously set forth by many, in the writings as well of philosophers as divines; and it is... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b c d eeaaffeeffggg hheeiieeaaee eeeejj aacckkeeffgg eeeee llggjjee eeffjeaaeeaaeeXggccmmffnniioojjee eejjeeccffeeaaii nXhhfffonneee eeaabbeeffppll kkgg llnnfff aaqqkk ccnnaannn llaallnnqqeeaaaccjjhh cckkllccee aaccaaee ffeeekkccee eeaaeehhccc eelleeg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,13,12,6,12,5,8,33,16,13,14,4,7,6,9,21,10,8,11,11,16,9,8,12,53,20,10,20,8,6,8,14,10,14,16,8,12,37,10,22,4,4,19,32,16,4,10,51,17,6,6,12,3,7,8,15,6,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
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  • Amount of stanzas: 60
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 564
  • Average number of words per stanza: 99
  • Amount of lines: 767
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; and, of, to, our, had, i, my, be, its, his, in, one, their, or, they, too, by, her, each, with, thy, but, that, how, from, this, like are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words that, my, the, to, why, when, let, than, of, each, by, from, who, this, and are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Solomon On The Vanity Of The World, A Poem. In Three Books. - Knowledge. Book I.;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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