This is an analysis of the poem Vain Words that begins with:

Humble, surely, mine ambition;
It is merely to construct ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaX XbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010 0010010 10101010 111110000 10111010 101011101 0011111000 1000000110000
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 143
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

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

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