This is an analysis of the poem It Must Give Pleasure that begins with:

To sing jubilas at exact, accustomed times, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcd edX Xbf fgh cXd haX Xcge
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,3,3,3,3,3,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 011001010101 0010110100101 11110010011 01011010011 01001010101 10010010100 0001010101 01010101011 0101010111 1100010101 0101010110 0101010100 10010111001 10100010011 101001110101 0100100010 1101110101 1101011101 01010111101 11110101010 110010001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 130
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, of, when are repeated.

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

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