This is an analysis of the poem Thebais - Book Two that begins with:

Now Jove’s Command fulfill’d, the Son of May
Quits the black Shades and slowly mounts to Day. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeeeXeeeffaaeegghhcXggbbiiaaeejjedkkllbbhhXdbbaabbXeaabbaahhggbbXbeeaaaiiiddeebbmmiiddmmee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 98,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11001100101 1011110101 11010101001 0101110101 1101110101 0101100101 11110101001 1110000101 11010100101 1101110101 01111110101 10001110001 11010100110 1101010001 1101010101 0101011001 01110101001 010101001 1101010111 1111000101 1101100101 1111110101 1001101100 1001110001 1010010101 110110101 1011000101 1101010001 1111011101 1111010101 1101110001 1101011101 0101000101 1111010111 11010011111 1001010101 1111110101 1011110001 0111010101 1101010101 0101110101 1011000101 1011010101 1111010101 1101011101 110111001 1001010101 0101010001 1001110101 0101010101 1101110110 1101010101 1011010111 1101010101 0101011111 1101010101 1101010101 0111010101 1101010110 1101010001 101010101 0101110001 1101100101 1011110101 0111110101 110111110101 110111100101 1011000101 0101011111001 1101111101 1101011101 0101010101 1101010101 1110010101 0101000101 100101011 1001011101001 1101100101 10110011001 10111110111 1101111101 11010100001 01011101001 11010100001 100110111001 10110100001 0101010111 0111010101 0101110101 1101010001 1101111001 1001010101 0101010101 1111010001 1101010101 10110011001 11010111001 1110110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 4521
  • Average number of words per stanza: 831
  • Amount of lines: 98
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; his, of, d, and, or are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Thebais - Book Two;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
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