This is an analysis of the poem Ecologue I that begins with:

MELIBOEUS, TITYRUS
Meliboeus....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XXabcdef XXghigXe Xjfifdceadge Xhbkdbjfb Xh Xlffhcifklih XghbXbd Xffhmcb XbfencmbfXbomaco Xjfbmf Xhfgjfacjbamicmgjnfb XggXje
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,8,12,9,2,12,7,7,16,6,20,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 100100 100 11001011100 0101010101 1101010111 11010110101 11011111001 1100011111 1100010111 100 1100101100 0101110101 11010110101 1001110101 0100111111 1111111111 1111011110 100 1111011101 1101010101 1111111111 10111100111 1101010111 11011011011 1001111111 11001111101 0101010111 01010101001 11010111001 100 010100111 1100110101 10011011101 0100011111 1001011111 0101011011 0111010101 11001101010 100 1111011101 100 1011010111 0101010111 1101010101 1111111101 110100101 11110101101 11010110111 1101011101 11001001111 1111101001 1001010111 100 1101010101 11010110111 1101010101 11001011100 01010101001 0101010111 100 1111110101 1100111101 1100111101 1011111101 1101011011 1101111111 100 1011110111 0101110111 10111000101 01010101101 1111000111 11010001001 1011110101 11001010101 11011101001 11011100101 1101010101 1011001111 100111111 0110111101 1111000111 100 1011111101 0111110101 10110111001 1101010101 10110111001 100 11110101001 10010011111 101011111 11000111001 11110010001 11011100101 01001010111 1111111111 1101000111 11001010101 1101011101 1111101101 110011111 1101011101 1111100111 1011011001 1001011111 1001010101 11010110111 100 1101110101 11110010111 1101010110 1101110101 10010111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 351
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 114
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; i, tityrus, very, your, with, be, and are repeated.

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

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

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

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

  • summary of Ecologue I;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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