This is an analysis of the poem The Incorrigible that begins with:

The bad boy of Europe,
He stands in dire disgrace,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbbXcac XdadXeae fgXgcfaf gdXdXhXh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011010 1101001 10110100 111001 01010101 110101 1011010 110101 0100100 010111 1011010 010001 10010100 110011 10101010 100101 1101010 111101 1110111 011111 0111010 110101 1011010 101001 1011010 110101 1101110 100111 0111010 111111 1101110 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 226
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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