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

LYCIDAS, MOERIS
Lycidas....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X Xab XcdXbaXe Xcafgcc XaXcfhbie XdXejcheeeckX Xekif XahcXbbXf XXXjelfkdX Xghf XmmlagfbebcnXX XXbXdfjaangc Xcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,3,8,7,9,13,5,9,10,4,14,12,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10010 100 1101011101 111101 101100 11101110111 1101011101 1111110100 11110111101 1101011111 111011110011 1111 100 110111 1101110101 1011010101 1001110101 01010010101 1101011001 10 1011110101 1101011100 1101111111 1010011101 1111010101 1101010111 0101111101 1110000101 100 1011001101 010111010 1101011101 1001100111 11010011001 11001010101 1101110111 0101010111 1111110101 1100111101 1001011111 0101100111 10 1101011101 10111111001 10001100111 1101110001 100 111110111 1101001101 0101110101 11010111101 11010110101 1101110101 1101110111 010010101001 10 1011011100 10111010100 0011011101 110101100101 01011100111 01011101010 1011010101 10111100101 10110101010 100 1001111101 1011010111 0101110101 10 1101010111 0101000111 11010111 01001010101 1001010101 0101101 1111010111 11011101101 1101110101 11111011001 11001010101 0111011111 1000010110 100 11110111010 1101000101 11010010101 1111101101 0101110101 1100110111 1101111101 1011011101 1101110111 1101011111 1101011001 10 1111100101 1111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 284
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 98
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; who, here are repeated.

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

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

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

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

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

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