This is an analysis of the poem On A Young Poet that begins with:

HERE lay him down in peace to take his rest,
Who tired of singing ere the day was done.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbccabbbbdd ebbccefgfggg hcchhhhhhhii jjjhhjkakall mjjnnmfnfnee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,12,12,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010101 11001010111 01010100101 1101110101 01110011111 1011010101 1101010111 1111111101 0111011111 1101010101 11110101001 1111011101 1101110111 11011101001 0101110111 0111000101 1100110001 1101010001 1101110101 1101100101 1110110101 1011111111 10111101001 1111001111 11111101001 11111101001 1111101111 1111111101 1101010101 1111111111 1111110101 1011011101 1101110101 10110110101 1111010101 1101111111 1100111111 1111000101 1111110111 1011010101 1101010001 100001010001 1111011111 1001111111 11110100101 1011011101 11010000101 1011010101 1111011101 01010000101 1101010101 1101010101 1101000101 1111111101 1111110111 01110100101 1111111101 0111110101 1110111111 11000111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 548
  • Average number of words per stanza: 103
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; long, and, for, nor, our are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, for, nor are repeated.

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  • summary of On A Young Poet;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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