This is an analysis of the poem An Epigram From Homer that begins with:

Pay me my price, potters! and I will sing.
Attend, O Pallas! and with lifted arm ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdefgdXabfghXiXXeeifjdcidhXej
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 31,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111101101 0111010101 0111010111 010101111 0001101101 1101000101 11111101011 1111000101 1101110111 110100000101 1101001001 1100111101 10000110111 1101110101 1101010101 1100110011 1101111101 1001100100 1111110101 1101010001 101001011 1001111111 0111111101 0101011101 1111000111 1101010011 1101010011 1101100101 01000101010 1001110111 0111100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1301
  • Average number of words per stanza: 235
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and, their are repeated.

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

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  • history of its creation;
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