This is an analysis of the poem Say, Lad, Have You Things To Do? that begins with:
Say, lad, have you things to do?
Quick then, while your day's at prime. ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab acac dbdX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1111101 1111111 1101111 1111111 1111111 1111111 1111111 1011111 1010101 1010101 1011101 1011110100
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
- Average number of words per stanza: 27
- Amount of lines: 12
- Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; me is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words quick, and are repeated.
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