This is an analysis of the poem So Shines A Good Deed In A Naughty World that begins with:

There was a man in our town, and he
was wondrous rich; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXcdeX efcfXbgX ahbhdcaX ceeXgXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101111 1101 110101000100 11 1101110111 0101 01110111010 0010 11010101110 101 01011101100 101 11011101010 111 11010100011 1100 11010111111 11 01000100111 101 110110001011 101 0111010111 100000 110101111001 1 01010100110101 11101010101 11011 11101011111110 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 244
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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