This is an analysis of the poem Elegy I. To Charles Deodati (Translated From Milton) that begins with:

At length, my friend, the far-sent letters come,
Charged with thy kindness, to their destin'd home,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccaabbXdcceeffgghhggddiijjhhggkkllcccmmccnnggaaggXchkggbbnnXXXjffaaggnnggccjjgggghhccffggnn
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 95,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111011101 1011001101 1111010101 1111011001 1111011110 1101011111 1111011101 1101110101 1110110101 11010101101 1111011110 0101111001 1101001111 1001011101 1111010101 1101110101 0101010101 0111010100 1111010101 0101000111 1111100101 1101110101 11110010101 1101111101 1111010101 1111110111 1111010111 0101000101 01110100101 1101010101 1011011111 111010101 111010100111 1001010001 01011101010 110110001010 1101110111 1101110101 1001010011 0101010101 1101110101 1111110011 11101011101 1101100101 1111010101 1101110101 1001010101 11110010101 111010101 1111011111 11110111101 1000110101 0101110101 11001011110 11010100101 1101111101 101011101010 1111110101 10010011101 1101010101 1111010101 1111011101 11010100101 1111011101 0101010101 11101111110 0100010111 11110010101 1111011001 0111011101 0101110101 1101010001 0101110101 0101010101 10001000111 1101011001 110010100101 11011100011 0101100101 0101011101 10001110011 01010101010 0101011101 1111010101 0101010101 1010010111 11010011101 1101011011 1111011111 0101010111 010100101 11010011101 0111011001 1101010111 1111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 4171
  • Average number of words per stanza: 728
  • Amount of lines: 95
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; my, here, or, ye, of, i are repeated.

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

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