This is an analysis of the poem We Talk Of Taxes... that begins with:
We talk of taxes, and I call you friend;
Well, such you are, -- but well enough we know ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbaaXbacXXccc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1101011111 1111110111 1101111101 1101111101 1101011111 01110111101 1101011101 1101111101 110111101 0101111000 0101011100 0101010101 0100011101 1101010101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 602
- Average number of words per stanza: 108
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- 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 is repeated.
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