This is an analysis of the poem The Shepherd's Conceit Of Prometheus that begins with:

Prometheus when firste frome heaven hye
He broughte downe fyre, 'ere then on earthe not seene,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XaXa XbXb XX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,2,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 100111100 1111111111 1001010101 10011011110 10100010101 11010101101 1101010111 1101011011 1111011001 0011110001 1011100101 1111111101 010000100111 1101110111 10
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of The Shepherd's Conceit Of Prometheus;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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