This is an analysis of the poem Cobbers And Quids that begins with:

Is youth not less pedantic, less absurd,
Less prone to value things of little worth... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd aeaXcfcf adadaeaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111010101 1101010101 0100110101 1101000101 1111111101 1111001101 11001110101 1101100101 1111010011 1101010111 1101001101 0111011000 0101111101 0101001101 0101010101 1100110001 1001010101 1101010111 1101010111 1001000101 1111011101 0101010011 1001011101 11010101000
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 331
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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; less, and are repeated.

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  • summary of Cobbers And Quids;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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