This is an analysis of the poem Pictures From Theocritus that begins with:

FROM IDYL I.
Goat-herd, how sweet above the lucid spring... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbcc X Xaddaeeeeffggbb X hhhhhhddiijjaaii K ggjjgg K llccmmiiaall X kkccaacciiccffddiifff X ffjhhihXhiccXflhfchhafnflcgdfmifdfmagdfeeainXfeaafXcchdfhaXccdcj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,1,15,1,16,1,6,1,12,1,21,1,64,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0101 11110101001 0111010100 1111110101 0011000111 10 11110010100 1111010111 1101110101 11010011101 110111 11100000101 1011011001 0101011111 1101010101 1001110101 1101010101 1011111111 110101001001 1011111101 0101000101 00110 1101010001 0100110100 1101010111 01001010101 1001010101 1110010101 0101010101 0101010101 1101010101 0111010101 1101010101 1101110101 1111010111 1101011001 1101010101 1111011111 001 1011110101 011010101 0101111011 1110010101 1101110001 1111010101 001 1111010101 1101010101 1100010101 1101011101 1100010101 11110001001 1011000101 110010101 11010010101 1101110101 1001111101 1111000101 0101 11110100101 0100011001 1111000101 0110001101 1101010101 11010100111 0101010101 11110101011 0101010111 1001010101 01011010101 0110010101 0011010101 01110010101 1101010001 1111110101101 1101110101 1101010101 1011011101 1001000101 1011110011 0101 1011010111 0101110101 1101010011 1110011011 0101011001 0101011101 1011111101 1011111010010 0101010101 1011110101 00010100001 0111100101 01010111001 100010010101 01010110001 1101010101 10010101001 1011110101 01110101010 110100110101 11010011111 0111010111 0111010011 1101011101 0101010101 0100010101 1011010101 1100011111 0101110111 0111011101 1111010101 1001111101 1101011111 1011111101 110 1011101 1101011101 1111111101 111 1111001 011101 1101 111101 1111 0011 111111 11 10111101 1101110111 1101111100 11 11011101 1111100101 1110010111 1110111101 010111 1011 1101110111 1111010101 0110010101 0111110001 0111 110111 0101001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 415
  • Average number of words per stanza: 72
  • Amount of lines: 145
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; and, of, or, i, be are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word thy is repeated.

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