This is an analysis of the poem Lxxi The Choice, I that begins with:
Eat thou and drink; to-morrow thou shalt die.
Surely the earth, that's wise being very old,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbaabba Xcaacc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1111010111 10011110101 1111111111 1101101111 1111010111 1101110111 111101111011 1111010101 1111111101 11110010101 1111111111 1100111101 1111111111 1111010111
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 381
- Average number of words per stanza: 63
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 54 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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