This is an analysis of the poem Poverty And Wealth that begins with:

The stork flew over a town one day,
And back of each wing an infant lay; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaaccddaaeeffeeffccggffaahh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 30,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 011100111 110111101 10011111 1111101001 01111110 010101111 0100110010 111010101 01111111 1100100101 0100111111 1110000101 110101111 11110100101 110100111 10010111 1010100111 111101111 111101101 11101111001 01001001001 111101111 1101100101 111100111 0101011001 011100101 11001111101 001101101001 110101101 1101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1238
  • Average number of words per stanza: 250
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; one, and, he, his are repeated.

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  • summary of Poverty And Wealth;
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