This is an analysis of the poem On A Thief (From The Greek) that begins with:
When Aulus, the nocturnal thief, made prize
Of Hermes, swift-wing'd envoy of the skies,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaXXbXbX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1100010111 0101110001 1010010101 1111010101 11110011010 0101011101 10111111010 100010101010
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 336
- Average number of words per stanza: 58
- Amount of lines: 8
- Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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