This is an analysis of the poem The School-Mistress. In Imitation Of Spenser (Excerpt) that begins with:

Auditæ voces, vagitus et ingens,Infantunque animæ flentes in limine primo. Virg.ADVERTISEMENT
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  • Rhyme scheme: XXababXcbdd efXffgfgX chchhhhhh igiXgcgcc acaccjcjj hjXjjjjjj Xajaakakk aeaeejejj XeXeeXeii jfjffjfjjX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,9,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10001010011000010001000111100000 1010001000101101010100000010101000100010010000010100010001000101 1111001101 0111010101 1101100101 1101111101 1011110010 11110010111 0101010101 1111110010 100101010100 0101010101 10001110101 11010111010 0101111101 1101010101 1101010101 1101000101 1111100101 1011111001101 1101110101 1101010101 1001010101 1111010101 1101010101 1101110111 1111011111 1111111101 110001110101 1111111101 0101010101 1101010101 0101010010 1111111101 1101110001 11110101101 11101010101 1110101010101 1001010111 1101110101 1101100101 1101010111 101010101 0101011111 1101010001 1101010101 110101110101 0111010101 1011010011 0101011111 1001110101 1001110111 1101010101 0101110101 1101110101 11010001100001 111100101100 010100111 1101010101 1111111111 0011010101 1011010101 1011010001 0111110101 110101110101 01011100101 010110101 1101010101 1011010111 1011100101 1101010101 1101010101 1101010001 111110010111 010111000101 11101001001 1001010110 1101010101 1111011111 11101111110 11110010101 1101011111 111101101101 1101110101 0101000101 1101100111 0001100101 1100010101 1001110101 1001110101 1111110101 110001010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 476
  • Average number of words per stanza: 77
  • Amount of lines: 93
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (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; his, and, their, of, they, her, or, to, russet, she are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, ne, a, 'twas are repeated.

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