This is an analysis of the poem Song Of Snobs that begins with:

When Leonardo was a lad there was a certain set
Who snubbed him most outrageously - in fact, they snub him yet... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaaXX XXaa ccbbddcXX bbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,9,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010101110101 11111100011111 11000101110001 01011111111111 01011100010101 11011001010101 11010111111101 111010101111101 111010101001111 11111011010111 1010111011100111 11110001110101 1111101110101 11110100011101 11111101111001 101000101110001 01010101110101 11011100010101 1111110 1011111 1010101011101011 11010111111101 11000101110111 101110011010101 11001101110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 370
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 58 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, in, at, and, of are repeated.

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  • summary of Song Of Snobs;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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