This is an analysis of the poem Success that begins with:

Oft have I brooded on defeat and pain,
The pathos of the stupid, stumbling throng. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbabccbadadaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111010111 01000101001 1101011101 0111101101 1111000101 110100011010 11010111010 0101011001 1110011101 1101010101 11100101101 0110111101 1101010101 0101000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 624
  • Average number of words per stanza: 104
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Success;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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