This is an analysis of the poem To Mr. Pope that begins with:

To praise, and still with just respect to praise
A Bard triumphant in immortal bays,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddee Xfggbb hhhhaaffiidd jjaaeeaaaaffbbaakk iiiiddbbiihhhhiidd aaiiaaiibb aabbeelliibbaagg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,4,6,12,18,18,10,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111010101 0101000101 0101010001 1101010001 11110101010 11010101010 1111001101 1111010101 0101011101 0101111101 1001111110 0101010101 1001110101 1101010101 11010100101 1111010101 1101001001 1111010001 110101101 1110001101 1101010111 1101110111 0101010101 1011000101 1111010101 0111110101 0101010101 11011110101 010110100101 10011010101 1101011101 0111110101 11111100101 0101010101 11110100101 1101111001 1001110101 1111011101 0101010101 10010101001 1001111111 11110101011 1111010101 1101000101 11110001001 0111111101 01011110001 1101010101 1101010001 1101010101 1111011101 11110010101 0101000101 01010101010 0101011101 1111010101 1101110101 1011010101 11011011101 1101010101 1111010101 1101010101 1101110101 0101010101 11110011101 1101010011 1111111101 11010010101 1001110101 11011101001 1101010101 11010101001 0111011101 1011010111 0011110101 11010101010 1101111111 1101101001 1001101101 0101010101 1111010101 1111010101 1101010101 1111110111 1101110001 111110101 111011111 0101111101 1111110101 1111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 497
  • Average number of words per stanza: 89
  • Amount of lines: 90
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; to, what, he, thy, all, how, my, from, here are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word in at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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