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

GALLUS
This now, the very latest of my toils,...

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcdefgghcXbbijaghdkXegjlfdhhjXekXaeXjaXbemdnlggacogcmXcbbdjgldeecpifnXebXpfaXbfchbngaXadgoXmcefnf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,97,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10 0101010011 1011000111 1011010111 1110011101 1111110111 0110010101 1101110101 0101010011 1011110111 0111110101 1110111101 1011001111 111110111 1101000111 10110110001 0101110111 11101001 10010101001 1101010101 11110010101 0110011101 0111111001 10010101101 0101010101 1101111101 1001010101 1001010101 11010100101 1011111101 010101000000 1001010101 01001011101 0111111110 1101000111 001010100101 1101111110 1111000111 0101010101 10010011010 10111100011 0111010101 1001011101 1111011101 0011111111 1111011101 11000100110 11000011101 1101100111 0111011000 10010010101 0101110101 0101111101 1011011001 111011111100 1111011101 1111001111 1011010101 1111110101 0101110101 1011111101 1101111101 111111101 1001110111 0110000101 00010010111 0011001101 1111110011 0101011101 1111100111 1001011100 1101111111 1101011101 1001011011 101110011101 10010001001 1011011101 1111010101 110100111 0111110101 1101111111 0011110101 1011011001 1101001111 01010110101 010010111 11011111010 111011001 1100110111 1011010101 0101010111 101111110110 10110101001 1111010100 100010100001 1101001101 0111010111 10101011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2078
  • Average number of words per stanza: 386
  • Amount of lines: 98
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; of, and, with are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase love connects the lines.

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

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