This is an analysis of the poem A Classical Revival that begins with:

At the outset I may mention it's my sovereign intention
To revive the classic memories of Athens at its best,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdeXecdXfd aGAXhhhX dibbfijbdbXdccXc agaghhhX ajXjXklhkhaXa aGAXlllg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,8,16,8,13,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111100110010 001010100010101 1110001010101010 101010100011001 10101000010011010 10100100110101 1110101011101000 101101000010101 0010101000100110 111110101011101 111001111010011 11101010101011 1 10101110 1010101 01100010 001010100 10001010 01101010 10101010 00101010 00100010100101110 101110100010101 110101111010111 1100101 1011111111101 01 1110001110111100 101 101010101010101 11111010101110 10 111010101110111 1110101010101010 111110100010001 10001011100110 101000100110001 10111010 1010111 10001010 0010101 00101010 10111010 10101010 101000100 1100101011100110 111010100010011 1111010111110101 11010111011101 1110101010101100 101001101110101 10110100111010 10 101010100110101 1110100010101111 11101111010001 101010101010100000 101110101110101 10111010 1010101 01100010 001010100 11101010 01100010 00100010 1110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 493
  • Average number of words per stanza: 83
  • Amount of lines: 66
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; which, of, or, have, i are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of A Classical Revival;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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