This is an analysis of the poem Der Menschen Bosheit Ist Nicht Halb So Arg... that begins with:

Der Menschen Bosheit ist nicht halb so arg
Wie ihre Torheit und die Lust zu lügen....

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101011111 111011111 11111111010 11011111111101 111101100 1101011111 111011111 11111101011110 110111111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; sie, die are repeated.

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

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