This is an analysis of the poem Exaggeration that begins with:
WE overstate the ills of life, and take
Imagination (given us to bring down... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abXaabbabcbcbc
- 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: 1101010111 01010101011 0101010100 1111011101 01010111001 0101011101 01101010101 1111010101 1111010001 0100111111 1101110111 0101000101 0101011001 1101011110
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 577
- Average number of words per stanza: 108
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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