This is an analysis of the poem The Triple Fool that begins with:

I am two fools, I know—
For loving, and for saying so... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbbcbcbdd aaeeecXcXbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111110 11011101 010100 1111011101 011101 11111010101 1111010101 11011111 1110011001 1101010011 1110110001 111111 11011101 111111 1101010101 111001 0111100101 1101110111 1101111 111101110 11111101111 1101010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 408
  • Average number of words per stanza: 78
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of The Triple Fool;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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