This is an analysis of the poem Nimium Fortunatus that begins with:

I have lain in the sun
I have toil'd as I might,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb Xbbb Xded fgeg Xhih bcicXbfaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001 111111 111111 11001 11101 111010 11111 01111 11001 11011 11101 11001 01111 101110 001001 101101 11001 01111 11011 11101 10111 11011 11101 01001 101001 11101 01010 11010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 88
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, have are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, my are repeated.

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

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