This is an analysis of the poem Mimnermus In Church that begins with:

You promise heavens free from strife,
Pure truth, and perfect change of will; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dedeff ggXggg ehehhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 11101100 11100101 11111101 11011101 01110111 11101101 11010001 10111101 11111101 11110111 11011101 111111010 010011101 01010110 10010101 11010101 11110101 10001111 01110101 11011111 11011101 11010101 11000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 214
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; sweet is repeated.

    The author used the same word you at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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