This is an analysis of the poem Songs From The Beggar’s Opera: Air Iv-Cotillion that begins with:

Act II, Scene iv, Air IV—Cotillion
Youth’s the season made for joys,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X ababccc d cecefffXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,7,1,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111100 1010111 101110 1011101 101010 101 111 1001001001 1010101100 1111101 101010 1011101 101110 111 1101 1101001001 101111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Songs From The Beggar’s Opera: Air Iv-Cotillion;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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