This is an analysis of the poem Sloth (I) & (Ii) that begins with:

Sloth (I)
Too many a Samsan lip your teeth indent: ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabbaabXacdecde XaaaaaaaafXafXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11 11001011101 11001011101 01010101011 110010100111 0011111100 1111001101 0100010001 01010011010 0101110101 0101011101 0111110101 1101010111 1001110100 01011100101 11 1101010101 1101010101 0101010111 1101010111 1101111101 1101110101 1001010001 0101010101 1101010100 0101010100 1001010111 010110101 100101010 0101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 608
  • Average number of words per stanza: 100
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Sloth (I) & (Ii);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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