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

Only the chemist can tell, and not always the chemist,
What will result from compounding...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXaaXcXcbaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010111111010 10010010 10110 1111 111100101 11101110001 1010010101 000111001110 11001100 110101010 1100100100100 111010100 1100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 444
  • Average number of words per stanza: 75
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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