This is an analysis of the poem Laughter that begins with:

Laughter sort o' settles breakfast better than digestive pills;
Found it, somehow in my travels, cure for every sort of ills;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabb ccddXX eeffgg hhiihh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101110101010101 1011011011100101 101011110111101 101011101110101 001110101110101 101010100110111 101010101110101 1110111011100011 111010111110101 101011101010101 111000101110110 111110101010111 101111101110111 111011101110111 101010100111111 111111101010101 100110101010101 101010101110110 0111101010010101 100110101011111 111000101011101 001010111010101 101111101010101 101010101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 387
  • Average number of words per stanza: 72
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 64 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; an', to, when, for are repeated.

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

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