This is an analysis of the poem Twin Unworthies that begins with:

Ye parasites that to the rich men stick,
As to the fattest sheep the thrifty tick... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaabbccdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101100111 1001010101 1001010101 0111010101 1101110101 1111010001 1101110101 01110111001 1101010011 0101110101 11111101011 11110101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 504
  • Average number of words per stanza: 98
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; to, that, and are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines you is repeated).

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

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