This is an analysis of the poem Eclogue The Third Abra that begins with:

SCENE, a forest TIME, the Evening
In Georgia's land, where Tefflis' towers are seen, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbccddbbcc cccceeffgg aaccCCbbhh ddbbCCddcc eebbccaaCCffccffCCcc iibbbbggXCC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,10,10,10,10,20,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 10101010 01011101011 0101010101 11010101001 1011010101 0101010101 1001010101 0101010101 1101010101 1111110101 11010001001 010101001011 1111011101 1001010101 0100101001011 11001111011 01001110111 1101010111 0101010101 10110110101 1101000101 0101011101 11011100101 1111110101 1101110101 01001110011 11001011101 0101010001 1101110101 1111110101 1111110101 1101010101 01010101011 1101011101 0101110011 01001110011 11001011101 1101011101 1011010101 1001010001 00111100101 111010101010 10111101010 0101110101 0101010101 0101010101 1101110001 1101011111 0101010101 01001110011 11001011101 1101010101 1101010101 1001111101 11011101110 0101010111 1101110111 01001110011 11001011101 1101110011 1101110001 1001010101 0101011111 11111101001 01111100101 1110110101 0101000101 1101010101 1101010101 01001110011 11001011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 396
  • Average number of words per stanza: 70
  • Amount of lines: 71
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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