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

MELIBOEUS, CORYDON, THYRSIS
Daphnis beneath a rustling ilex-tree...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aXbcdaefXefghidjklkhmXmjhia XmnjbX XamlnX XaXeeX XjkmcX XXhhgX XmkakX XbllhX XocXcj XejgaX XdhkoX XghXhX XikmaX XXdj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,27,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10010010 1001010101 1111101100 1100011001 11000111001 100100111001 1001101101 1011100111 1101001101 1001110110 11111101011 110011111 10111101001 1101011001 0101101110 1001011101 0101010101 1011010101 0111011101 110110111 110101111 1111010101 1100110100 1111010111 11010111001 0110011001 0101010001 1100110001 100 1001111101 1111110101 1001011000 1111011101 1101011101 10 1001010101 1101011101 0100110111 1111011101 0101010101 100 11001110101 0101000101 1101000111 1101010101 0101011111 10 110110111 1000011101 11010000111 1101010001 11010100101 100 1001010101 1011011111 1011011101 1011000101 01110011010 10 1111110011 1110010101 1101111001 1101110111 1111001101 100 11001111111 11010111001 1101001111 1101010101 0101011101 10 100111001110 1001110101 1111010111 1011010001 11001010101 100 1100110101 11111111001 1011010101 0100111101 1001011111 10 1101011101 00111011001 0101010011101 1001011100 0101010101 100 1101100111 011010011 11010101000 1011011111 1011010111 10 1001001100 1001010101 1101011011 1101110001 1101110111 100 1101011101 1100010111 0100110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 267
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 104
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thyrsis, he, to, with, than are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word had is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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