This is an analysis of the poem Eclogue Vi that begins with:

TO VARUS
First my Thalia stooped in sportive mood...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abcaXdefbegageXfheiXjdkliafeXcfmnbaknXglbmnddfaffkiiiXijacbcfkbkfnfanggffXafobfafkacnbonbXghaoaidjaibfkkjlXca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,109,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 010 111010101 0100011101 0101011101 0101010101 1111111100 1001010111 1101011101 1110111111 11010010101 0011011101 111110011100 00110100111 0111011100 1101111110 0111010101 1111010101 111010101 11011001001 1001011101 0101011101 1001010111 10110101001 01010111001 1101001111 1001011111 11100011 111001101 1111010111 010111001110 1111010111 11011010111 01110111010 1101111111 0101111101 1111011001 0101010101 1101110101 1101011001 110110011001 0101100111 11010101010 01110101010 1110010101 1011011101 11010101001 1101110101 10110110101 10011101010 11011101101 1101110101 1001011101 1110011101 0101101001 1001011110 1011010111 01001110101 111010101 100010011 1001011100 1111110111 0101010101 0111011100 011000101011 10010111001 1011011111 1101110101 1111110101 11110010101 1001011101 1011011101 0101011111 110110101 0101110111 01110011110 10001111101 1111001001 1110011101 00100010011 0111011101 010110001 11000010111 01010011001 1101000101 001010111 01001010111 01010100101 11010110101 1101011101 1001101010 10001011101 1101100101 010100101 0111101101 01011111001 0101010111 0111010101 1010011001 1101100111 01001001111 0011010101 11011100010 1111010011 10010100101 1101100101 1101010101 1101011001 1001011001 1001010101 1101110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2404
  • Average number of words per stanza: 441
  • Amount of lines: 110
  • 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, and, you, for, of, what are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Eclogue Vi;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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