This is an analysis of the poem Allalu Mo Wauleen (The Beggar’s Address To His Bag) that begins with:

GOOD neighbors, dear, be cautious,
And covet no man’s pounds or pence. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabacdcd XEXE Xbbbfgfg XeXE bgbgXhbh XeXe iijjajXi XaXa XkXkbgXg XeXE XlblmgmX XEXE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,8,4,8,4,8,4,8,4,8,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101010 11011111 0101011 11010100 1101110 10111101 1101010 11011111 1100110 11011100 1101010 01011100 11101100 11010111 0111011 101101111 11111010 11101101 1111110 01110101 1100110 11111100 1101010 11011100 0111010 01000111 1101010 01110101 0101010 11001111 10101110 1110101 1100110 1011100 1101010 11011100 1101010 110101010 1101111 01010101 1111011 010101110 0111110 1101010010 1100110 111111001 1101010 110111001 101111 1100100111 1111110 01011111 1111010 01011001 11101100 11011101 1100110 01011100 1101010 11011100 11001100 01011101 11001111 11010101 1101011 01010101 1111011 001110100 1100110 11011100 1101010 01011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2636
  • Average number of words per stanza: 439
  • Amount of lines: 83
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; no, and, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word a is repeated.

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  • summary of Allalu Mo Wauleen (The Beggar’s Address To His Bag);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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