This is an analysis of the poem The Rich Man And Lazarus that begins with:

A Worldling spent each day
In luxury and state;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dedebb fgfgXf heheXb XiXiff jfjfkkXhbhbjj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010111 010011 100101 010101 11010101 11011101 110101 010111 100101 011101 010010101 01110101 011101 100101 010111 000101 01010110 01010101 101111 100111 010001 010111 11010110 011101101 111101 110101 011101 010011 01011100 10110111 010111 011101 111111 011111 01010001 11010101 111101 011101 110101 110001 01010111 00011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 172
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 42
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less 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 The Rich Man And Lazarus;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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