This is an analysis of the poem Substitute For An Epitaph that begins with:
Kind Reader! take your choice to cry or laugh;
Here HAROLD lies, but where's his Epitaph?... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb X
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,1,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 1101110111 1101110101 0111111011 1101111111 10
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 90
- Average number of words per stanza: 17
- Amount of lines: 5
- Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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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