This is an analysis of the poem Take Not The Gods To Task, For They Are Wise that begins with:

Take not the Gods to task, for they are wise
When they refuse no less than when they grant.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXcXcdedecX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101011111 1101111111 1111011101 1011110111 0101110000 1011010101 111010110 1101010101 1101010101 1101111101 1111110101 1101010101 0101101001 01110101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 604
  • Average number of words per stanza: 108
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; they, thy are repeated.

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