This is an analysis of the poem 'Me, A Sinner' that begins with:

Should it occasion much surprise
That criminals should deal in blame,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaXbXb cdcddeXe fdfdgbgb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010101 11001101 11011100 01100101 01010100 11010001 11010001 11010101 11010101 01011111 01010101 110101011 11011111 100010011 0101010 111101001 00010001 11111101 11111101 01010101 11010101 11010011 11110101 11001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 265
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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.

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  • summary of 'Me, A Sinner';
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