This is an analysis of the poem This Merit Hath The Worst that begins with:

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This Merit hath the worst—... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XXXX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 0101010 0100100 111101 11010100 011111 1101010 0101110 1010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 87
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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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  • summary of This Merit Hath The Worst;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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