This is an analysis of the poem Acrostics: Iii. A Tribute To The Memory Of John Dent that begins with:

A task so painful, yet so justly due
To thee, my dear, my much respected Brother,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef ghgh cici iXig jkjkk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111011101 01111101010 10100111111 0111100010 1100111111 1110010101 11111100001 1111111111 1101110101 0111011101 1111010101 1101111111 1111010101 1101110111 1111110101 1011111101 1111110101 01011100101 1111011101 0111011111 1111010101 1111010111 1101011101 1101011011 1001010111 0101010101 1111000101 1111010101 01101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 185
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; thou, to are repeated.

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  • summary of Acrostics: Iii. A Tribute To The Memory Of John Dent;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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