This is an analysis of the poem Eclogue The Fourth Agib that begins with:

SCENE, a Mountain in Circassia TIME, Midnight
In fair Circassia, where, to love inclined, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbccddbbddee X ddddeebb X ffbbbbgghh X bbbbbbdd X aa eeiijjaahhbb X cchhbX X hh hhffbbddffXbbaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,12,1,8,1,10,1,8,1,2,12,1,6,1,2,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 10100100111 0110010101 11111100111 11110110111 1111010111 1101110111 11010010101 11001110101 110011100101 1111110101 1101110101 0101010111 1111100101 100 1111011101 1101001101 1011111101 1111110101 1111110101 1111010101 11011100111 1101010101 10 1111110111 0101111001 1111010101 11110101001 0101010001 1111011011 1101110111 10110001001 1101110101 1101011101 100 0101110101 0101111101 0111110011 0101010101 1101010001 1101110101 1110010101 1101111101 10 1111010101 1101110101 10010101001 1111110101 1101010101 1101110101 1101010101 11010101001 1111110101 0101010101 11010100101 1011000101 1101010101 11010101001 100 0110010101 1101111101 0111010001 1111011101 1101110111 1101010111 10 1101110101 1001010101 1101111101 0111010111 0111010101 1001111001 1101010101 1101011101 0101011111 1101110101 1111010101 0101110101 1111010111 01011101001 01001010101 11001110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 17
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 204
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 82
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; and, in, with, their, to are repeated.

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

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