This is an analysis of the poem A Persian Apologue that begins with:

Melek the sultan, tired and wan,
Nodded at noon on the divan.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bX cc dd aX aa XX bX XX eeXcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101011 10111001 01010101 10011010 11011101 11010111 10100101 11001001 11010101 10101101 10100111 01111101 11010101 11110001 10100111 11010010 11010111 11111001 11011111 10110111 10010111 11010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 72
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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  • summary of A Persian Apologue;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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