This is an analysis of the poem The Scourge Of Villainy that begins with:

In serious jest, and jesting seriousness,
I strive to scourge polluting beastliness;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXccccccXXdXaXeeddbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 010011101000 1101010100 1100110100 110110100 1101011001 1111110001 0101011101 1111110101 11110011001 01010011101 1110110100 0111010010 11000011001 0111011100 011101110 1101011100 11010011101 1111010101 1111110100 0101010011 1101010100 1101101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 945
  • Average number of words per stanza: 157
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; no, of, my, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

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  • summary of The Scourge Of Villainy;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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