This is an analysis of the poem Couplets On Wit that begins with:

But our Great Turks in wit must reign alone... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bb X Xc X dX X Xa a dX aXccbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 1111011101 1111010101 1 1011111110 1001111101 1 1111010101 1101011101 1 1111000101 1111010111 1 11111100101 11111101011 1 1111001101 1111000101 1101110101 1111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 51
  • Average number of words per stanza: 10
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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