This is an analysis of the poem Beauty And The Beast that begins with:

A Merchant, who by generous pains
Prospered in honourable gains,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeffggffbb ddhhcX iijjbb kkaalbffddddcc bbddeeffhe ccddddfXffaacc ddkkaa ccbbccmmaadd cchhkkXc Xbaacc ggddddhX bbffffcc ffdddd nnbbddhhddcc hhaacXggaaddbb hhcccXooffXcfffX aannX dggbbbjXdd ccddccdX ccookkaahX ddjXhX llmXhXccdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,6,6,14,10,14,6,12,8,6,8,8,6,12,14,16,5,10,8,10,6,10,16,16,2,14,10,10,4,14,15,16,20,6,16,8,4,8,22,8,20,6,8,11,12,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010111001 1001001 11011101 11011101 011101001 01010101 11110011 11010111 1101010010 010101010 11110101 11011111 100110111 01011101 01010111 10010101 11110101 11010111 11010101 10110001 101111001 11010001 11011101 111111100 10111101 01010001 11010001 010001001 11010101 11010001 01011101 11010101 10010111 11100101 010101010 110100101 11010111 01010101 101101001 11010101 11000111 01010101 11010101 10110101 11010101 11110111 01010001 11010001 110101010 10000100010 11010101 11000101 11111101 01010100 00010111 110010111 10010101 10110101 01010010 10010101 11111101 11111111 0100101010 010101010 111101010 010100010 01010001 01010101 11110101 01010101 11010101 01010101 100000011 01000101 00110101 011100101 11111101 11110111 100111101 11011101 10110101 01110100 01010101 0110000101 110011001 11010101 01110001 10010001 11010111 110100101 11111111 010010101 01100111 100100101 110010101 010100101 11110101 10110101 11110101 100101101 11110101 11010101 100010111 010010001 010100101 01010011 11011001 10011111 010001011 10010101 11011101 100110001 011111010 111111010 11011111 01010101 11110111 11011001 11110111 11110100 11110101 01110111 11011101 11011111 110010101 110101001 010101101 11100001 11110101 100010001 11000101 10010001 01111001 00111101 11110101 11110101 1111101011 11010111 11110111 11010110 111100101 11010101 010111110 010101010 100010101 11010111 01010111 10110101 11110101 0100101001 100010101 10111110 10110101 11110101 01010101 010010111 01010111 01011001 10010110 11011111 11110111 111101111 11111001 101100111 11110111 10110111 101101101 10010101 11111101 11111101 11110011 11110111 10110111 01110001 11010101 110111101 111011100 11100101 010100101 101101001 10010001 01010101 01010101 11010101 01010001 10110111 11110101 01010101 11100111 01010101 11010111 11111101 11010110 11010111 10101101 11010111 110111011 11110101 11001101 11010111 111101110 01011101 11010101 111101010 110111010 11010111 11110110 11011111 11010011 101101001 01010001 01011101 11010101 11010101 11110101 01010101 11011111 1111001001 01010101 11110111 01010111 10110101 100100101 10010011 010100101 010100101 110101010 11011101 11010101 111101001 01010101 11110011 11011101 11110001 11000101 11110101 11010100 110101001 11111111 11010101 11111001 11011100 11010101 101001101 11010101 111101101 11011101 11010101 11010101 11011101 01010101 110011101 10110110 11011101 11110101 110110101 01010101 11110101 011100111 1101011110 110101010 110110101 11000101 10110101 11011101 11010101 11100101 11010101 1101101001 10010101 11110001 01110101 11010111 11010101 10010111 01110101 11110101 1010101 1111101 1110110 10100101 10110111 01010001 1010111010 100111010 10110101 10110101 01010001 11010100 10010111 11110101 11010101 11100101 11010101 01010011 10011101 11010101 110010101 11010101 11101101 10011101 11010111 01010101 11011111 11011001 11010101 111100011 11011101 110101110 110111100 100101110 111101010 11010101 11011111 11000101 11010101 10011101 111101101 11010111 010101110 11110101 01011101 11010101 111010101 11010101 110110101 11110101 11010101 10110101 10111101 110101011 10010101 11010101 11010101 110010101 11111101 110101001 110010111 1010101011 11110001 11011101 11110101 11011111 11110101 110111100 101110010 11010101 11111101 11010111 11110101 11011101 01100101 10010001 11010101 01010101 110101111 10010101 11010101 11010111 101101010 11110111 01011101 01010001 00010111 11010111 11110100 11010101 11111111 11011101 11011101 11010111 10011101 11111101 1101111000 110101011 111111110 10110111 11010001 10110101 10010101 11101101 01011101 111111110 11000101 11110101 10110101 01010101 10010101 11011001 11110101 10000101 10100001 10010011 01010101 11010101 10011111 01001111 11010101 01010101 10110101 11010111 11110101 111101010 11111101 110101011 10010111 11010101 110100110 11011111 010101001 11110111 11111001 11111101 11010010 11010111 11010101 11110111 11011110 11110101 11010111 11110101 111101110 10110101 11010101 01000101 10010111 01111101 11110001 110101001 01010101 01110101 11011101 11011101 101100101 10010011 11010101 101101010 11000101 100100101 110100111 11011001 11111101 10010101 11010101 01111101 11010001 01010101 1101001001 100101001 11011101 10100001 11110001 101111101 11111101 101101001 11110101 11111101 11110101 10110101 11010111 100011111 1000101001 10110011 10011001 11010101 11010101 11111101 100101101 01000101 11101001 11110101 010100101 11010101 11010101 11011101 01010101 11110111 01010101 01100101 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 46
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 376
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 525
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, his, he, my, her, ', or are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words so, 'if, a, her, 'the, how, 'a are repeated.

    The author used the same word beauty at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase sigh'd connects the lines.

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  • summary of Beauty And The Beast;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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