This is an analysis of the poem An Old Malediction that begins with:
What well-heeled knuckle-head, straight from the unisex
Hairstylist and bathed in Russian Leather, ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXXXXbbaXXXXXX Xa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,2,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: rondeau
- Metre: 111101100101 1001101010 10011110110 01010111111 10010101110 01111111101 001101001001 101101110101 111110010010 101101100110 011101010111 111001001001 011011110101 11110111010 10010
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 358
- Average number of words per stanza: 61
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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.
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