This is an analysis of the poem To Mrs. Throckmorton, On Her Beautiful Transcript Of Horace's Ode Ad Librum Suum that begins with:

Maria, could Horace have guessed
What honour awaited his ode... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcaca bdbdeXeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011011 11001001 00101001 01011101 111001001 11001011 111101001 111011001 11011111 01101001 111111111 01011001 11001011 11101100 11001011 101011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 269
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of To Mrs. Throckmorton, On Her Beautiful Transcript Of Horace's Ode Ad Librum Suum;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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