This is an analysis of the poem Elegy Ii. On The Death Of The University Beadle At Cambridge (Translated From Milton) that begins with:

Thee, whose refulgent staff and summons clear,
Minerva's flock longtime was wont t'obey,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXabcc dedeff gdgdhh ciciee bjbjkk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1110011101 1001111110 1110110101 0101011101 1111011101 0101010101 1101010101 1101000101 1111010101 1101010101 1011110111 1111000101 0100010101 0101110111 1110010111 11010001001 1110001101 0101100101 1101001101 1101110101 1110101001 1100011101 1101101101 1101110101 1111110101 1101000101 01001010101 0101010101 1101010001 01001010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 255
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • 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; to is repeated.

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