This is an analysis of the poem News For The Delphic Oracle that begins with:

THERE all the golden codgers lay,
There the silver dew,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbXdcXeeXeXfXfghdhacgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 10101 10110111 10111 11011011 110101 110101001 11000 10011101 011101 11011101 110101 1010101 110101 11001111 111001 001010101 111111 11010101 101101 01011101 1101001 100010101 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 745
  • Average number of words per stanza: 127
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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  • summary of News For The Delphic Oracle;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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