This is an analysis of the poem Books that begins with:

Oh! Bury me in books when I am dead,
Fair quarto leaves of ivory and gold, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabcbcdcdcededaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101011111 1101010011 1110010111 1101110001 1101001101 1001100101 11010010001 0111010101 1111010101 1111000101 1101011101 1011001101 1110010001 1111001111 1101110101 01110010101 1101011111 0111110111 1111110111 0111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 882
  • Average number of words per stanza: 166
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; and, of, nor are repeated.

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  • summary of Books;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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