This is an analysis of the poem A Poem, Sacred To The Glorious Memory Of King George that begins with:

Let gaudy Mirth, to the blithe Carrol-song,
In loose light-measur'd Numbers dance along;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccbbddXeff gghhiijjkk eehhllbb bbhhlllliiddlleehhkk ffhXjjhhmmmmXjbbkklleehhhh ccjjnnjjffffll ffhhllffkkddeehhcc hhbbXmii eekkXebb hhccllll hh X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,10,8,20,26,14,18,8,8,8,2,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101001101 0111010101 1111010101 1100010111 0011011111 1101011101 1111011101 1101010101 1111010101 1110110101 111101101100 1011010101 0011010101 1111010101 1101011101 1100010101 1011100101 01010100101 1111010101 1001110111 1111011101 1111011111 01010010101 1101110101 11111101011 1001110111 1011110101 0011110101 1101010101 1111000101 1111110101 1100110101 1101011101 0111010101 11011010101 1111011101 1111010101 1011110101 0101111101 11101101001 110010110001 1111000101 0101011101 1111000101 0101001001 11001110101 1001110001 1101011101 0101110011 1000111001 11010101101 1111000101 1101010101 1101011001 1101110101 0101110110 0100110101 1101111001 1111010111 110110010001 1011010101 1100011111 10111011111 0110000101 1111111101 101111011 1101101101 11010101001 1111110111 1101011101 1101010101 1101010101 01011000101 1111000101 11010101001 11001010101 1100110101 1101001111 100100101001 101101011000 10110011001 11011100101 110100101010 10111100010 1101011101 1101010101 1011010101 11001110111 11110100111 01011000111 1101010101 1100111111 1100110101 1111000101 1101000101 11110010101 1101011101 11110101001 1101000101 1101000111 1101010101 10110101001 0111010101 1101010011 0111000101 1101010101 1101010101 1101010101 0100010101 11001111111 1111110011 1111010101 10110001001 1111110111 1111110101 1111110101 1101010111 1101010101 1110000101 1101110101 1110010101 11010100111 0111011110 1101110101 1111000101 1111011101 1011010101 01011100001 11010100101 1101010101 1001010101 0111010101 1101111101 1111110101 1101010001 110101101 10
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 506
  • Average number of words per stanza: 86
  • Amount of lines: 147
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; each, and, whose, thy, with, in, when, his, whom, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words where, o, that, when, such, come, what are repeated.

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  • summary of A Poem, Sacred To The Glorious Memory Of King George;
  • central theme;
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