This is an analysis of the poem The Avaricious Wife And Tricking Gallant that begins with:

WHO knows the world will never feel surprise,
When men are duped by artful women's eves;...

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbbccddee bbbb ffffgghhiiaabb ggaaeX ffff eejjbb ffeebb ffbbddggkk llmmXll
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,4,14,6,4,6,6,10,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101010101 1111110101 1101010001 1111110111 01100110101 1101011101 1101110001 1101010001 1111111101 1101110101 1111010101 1101110001 1110110001 10001011101 0101111111 0101000101 0100110111 0111010101 1111001101 1111110101 0101110111 0101110101 1111010101 1101110011 0101110101 1101010101 0101110101 11111100101 0111110101 1101001101 1011010101 1111110101 1101010101 0100111101 1101011101 01011101100 1101110011 1101000101 0101010101 0101010001 0101010101 1101110101 1101010101 1111010111 0101010111 1100100101 1111010110 0101010101 1101110101 1111110101 0101111101 1101110001 1100011101 0101010111 1101101101 11011101001 0101110011 0101010101 0101010111 0111001101 111001100101 0111010101 0111010101 0101010101 01011100101 1101110101 0111011101 0111010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 297
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 68
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, of are repeated.

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