This is an analysis of the poem Greed and sleep and slothful beds that begins with:

‘La gola e 'l sonno et l'otïose piume'
Greed and sleep and slothful beds...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XabXcbXXXXbabXXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,16,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111011010 1111101 11010010001 11101110 110111101 110011010 101101111 1111001101 010101011010 10101101110 111011000 101011110 11110011101 11011111010 1010111010 0101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 201
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • 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 Greed and sleep and slothful beds;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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