This is an analysis of the poem The Heritage Of Ease that begins with:
Are we so flabby, and are we so soft?
I have pondered the question long and oft;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddeeff bbaaccXeeaabb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,13,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 1111011111 1110010111 1101101101 101110111 1010110101 1110011101 101001101001 1011110111 1010100101 1100100111 10100100101 111100110 1011110111 1010010111 011101111 011110111 1011101101 111100111 1011110111 1011100101 1110111101 00100100100 110111111 0011100111
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 244
- Average number of words per stanza: 49
- 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; and, we are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word when is repeated.
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- summary of The Heritage Of Ease;
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- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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