This is an analysis of the poem Stanzas Occasion'D By Reading Mr. Pope's Imitation Of Horace, Book Iv. Ode I. that begins with:

While POPE to Friendship consecrates the Lyre,
The Loves to hear the Notes assembled throng:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbXcacdd efefcacaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010100001 0101010101 10010001010 0101110101 10001010110 0101110101 11001110101 0101011101 1101111101 1101100110001 1111111101 0111110001 0101010101 0111110100 0111010101 110101001001 1011011101 1101010101 1101010101 010111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 443
  • Average number of words per stanza: 80
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • 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:

    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; to, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

  • summary of Stanzas Occasion'D By Reading Mr. Pope's Imitation Of Horace, Book Iv. Ode I.;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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