This is an analysis of the poem The 5th Satire Of Book I. Of Horace : A Humorous Description Of The Author's Journey From Rome To Brundusium that begins with:

'Twas a long journey lay before us,
When I and honest Heliodorus,... full text

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  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 7452
  • Average number of words per stanza: 1342
  • Amount of lines: 213
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, and, at, you, of are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines us, him are repeated).

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