This is an analysis of the poem Bacchus: Or, The Vines Of Lesbos that begins with:

As Bacchus ranging at his leisure,
(Io Bacchus! king of pleasure)...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddddeebbfX ggeedd eeff hhggdd iiaahh ddiiddXh iiffbX XXbb ggjjdd ddddbbbbhh kkgghh XXkkXffggcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,10,6,4,6,6,8,6,4,6,10,6,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101010 10101010 101101110 110101010 01110101 01010101 01010111 11110111 01110111 10111101 01010101 1111101 1010101 10111001 10010101 11110101 110011001 11010101 01110111 11010101 11110111 11110101 01011101 01010101 01010101 011100101 01010101 11010101 01110101 01110001 11010101 010101001 1010101 1010101 10101010 11101010 01010101 01011101 1011101 11010101 01010101 11111111 11010101 11010101 1011110 11011101 11110101 011000101 01010101 01010101 11010101 11010101 11110111 01011001 01011101 01010101 01011101 11010101 11100001 11010111 1010101 11010101 11110111 01010001 11010101 01010101 111001010 010101010 11011101 01010111 1110111 1110101 01011101 11110101 1010101 1011101 1011101 01010001 11110101 1110101 1010101 11010101 11110101 01010101 11010101 01011101 111111001 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 214
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 88
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; they, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and are repeated.

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  • summary of Bacchus: Or, The Vines Of Lesbos;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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