This is an analysis of the poem Milton that begins with:

with apologies to Lord Tennyson
O swallow-tailed purveyor of college sprees,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aXbabacdXXceXdeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,16,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0010001100 11010100101 11010100100 1100100010 1001001011 1101010101 1101110110 110111010 1001001010 11011100100 01010100100 111111010 1101001011 110101011000 11011110110 110101010 1001001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 342
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Milton;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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