This is an analysis of the poem The Price Of An Equipage that begins with:

Servum si potes, Ole, non habere,
Et regem potes, Ole, non habere. Mart.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xa XX bbcXaaaaXXccaaddcceeXXffgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,26,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101101110 1101011101 1101011101 01111101010 11010101 11011101 11011111 10010110 111111110 110111000 11101101 11110111 11010101 11010001 11111101 11010111 110111010 110101010 11010101 01111101 11011101 11010101 01010111 01011111 111111000 111101010 110101011 110111011 010101001 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 382
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; ' is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words 'tis, your, thus are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Price Of An Equipage;
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  • history of its creation;
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