This is an analysis of the poem The Authors: A Satire that begins with:

Bright Arts, abus'd, like Gems, receive their Flaws;
Physick has Quacks, and Quirks obscure the Laws.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaaccddefggaa Xbcchhaaaa cciijjff aXffbb kkii aajjffllggmmaaaaaaaa aaaa nnffiill Xdii llooaapp aacc aaXXaaddaabbaa ffcXiibbii ccaaggaa aXqq bbjjcc aabbaaaahaff bbaajjjjcX kkjX aaXdfeaabbrr jjaalliXggaaef jjii jjaaii bbaassii kkjjccXgbb ggaaddccbbffqq f
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,10,8,6,4,20,4,8,4,8,4,14,10,8,4,6,12,10,4,12,14,4,6,8,10,14,8,16,19,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101110111 1011110101 1001010110 1011010101 01010000101 1100010101 0101011101 1011010101 1011011101 0011110101 01010101010 100100101 1011110101 1011011001 1101010011 11101110101 1011010101 1111010101 1110010101 0111010011 01001101101 0111010101 1101111101 1011010001 0111111101 1001000101 11010111101 1101110101 1111100101 1101010101 1011011101 1111100111 1111010101 0101001101 11010100111 111110101010 1101111111 1101000101 1101010001 11011110111 1100101111 1001010111 10110110101 1111110101 1111110101 1111010101 0101010101 1001010101 1101111101 1101010101 1101010101 1101011101 10011010101 0101011101 0011110101 11110101101 0101010101 0100110101 0101010101 11010101001 1011010101 11111100001 0101110001 1101010001 11010011101 1101010101 1011010101 1101010101 1101010101 11001011101 0111110101 0101010111 0110000111 1111011001 1101110101 1101110001 0111010101 1101010101 1001010001 1011010001 01010100101 1011110011 10110110101 0101110101 0111010011 110110110101 0011110101 11101100101 10111110101 1101010011 0100110101 110010101001 1011011101 1111010101 1111010101 0101010101 0101010101 1011011001 1011110111 1101110101 1111011101 1001010101 1101110111 1101010001 1001001101 1011000111 10110111001 1101010111 01010110111 1101010111 11000010011 1111110111 1101100111 1101111101 1101110001 1111100101 1101010101 1101010101 1011011001 1101111101 1011010111 1101010101 1101010101 0111101101 111111010110 11011101100 1001110101 1011001101 10011111 1011010101 0101111101 0111000111 1001010101 0100010101 1011111101 0101000101 1011100101 01001010101 10011110101 1111110001 1110010101 1011010001 1011101111 10110001011 1011110101 1111110101 0111110101 1011110101 1101110101 0101001101 0101010101 11010110001 1101111101 1001010101 1111110101 1101000111 0111100111 1100010101 1001110111 11111101001 1101010101 1101110101 11111101001 1001010101 1001010111 11111110010 11110100011 1011000101 1001110101 1101010111 01010111001 11010001101 0111010101 11111101001 1011111001 1101110101 1101011101 1111011101 1101111101 1111011110 1011110101 1101010101 0010011101 1011110101 11110101010 0101110101 11111101001 1101010101 1110111101 1011010101 11111010101 1111010001 11101110101 1101011101 1101110101 1101010101 1011110101 10111110001 1101111101 1110111101 1101101101 10011010111 11011111011 1101110101 1011010101 0111011101 1101010111 10111100101 1101010101 1111110101 1001110110 0101010101 11110111001 0101010111 1011010101 1101011101 0111110101 1101011101 1101110101 1101111101 11011010111 1111110101 1101011001 1101111111 1101011101 1011110101 1111010101 1111111101 1111110101 1101110111 0111010101 1111000101 0011001101 0011110111 1101111111 1111110111 1111000101 1111010001 1111011101 1001100101 1101010101 1101110101 0111010101 0111010101 1111010101 1101010101 1101010001 1101110101 1101010101 1111010101 1011011101 11001010001 11110011101 11111101001 1100011101 1111010101 1011010101 1101000101 01010001101 1101010101 11010100010 1111011101 1101010011 1110011101 1111010101 1111110101 11111100101 11010011010 1111011101 1111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 30
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 404
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 270
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; and, or, certain, his, of, more, ape, nor, in, thy, play, their, she are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, where, no, one, 'tis, few, and, in, young are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase thro' connects the lines.

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

  • summary of The Authors: A Satire;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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