This is an analysis of the poem 'Too oft the poet in elaborate verse' that begins with:

Too oft the poet in elaborate verse,
Flushed with quaint images and gorgeous tropes,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaaabbacdcdee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11010001011 10110011010 1001011011 1011111101 0101010101 0100010001 1111011001 0111011101 1111010111 1111001101 01001111111 0101010101 1111011111 11010100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 618
  • Average number of words per stanza: 111
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • 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.

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  • summary of 'Too oft the poet in elaborate verse';
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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