This is an analysis of the poem To Philaster that begins with:

Go perjur'd Youth and court what Nymph you please,
Your Passion now is but a dull disease;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbXaaccddeeebbXXffcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101111111 1101010101 0111011101 1101111111 1111010100 11001111101 0101010011 1111010011 1111010111 1101010101 0111001101 0101010001 1111001101 1111111101 1110110101 0101111101 0101010101 1111011101 1001011110 01010101001 1111111000 10110011110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1036
  • Average number of words per stanza: 180
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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