This is an analysis of the poem The Olde, Olde, Very Olde Man; Or The Age And Long Life Of Thomas Parr that begins with:

Good wholesome labour was his exercise,
Down with the lamb, and with the lark would rise: ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccccddXXeeffffggffffXaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0101110101 1001100111 01011011101 1001110101 0101111111 0111110101 11011000010 11111100110 1101110101 1101110111 01100111010 10110101110 1011011001 1101110101 1101011101 1001110101 1111010101 1101111101 0101010101 0101111101 1101010101 010111101 1101111111 01101100111 11001111000 0111001100 1100110101 0011011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1228
  • Average number of words per stanza: 222
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • 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; and, or, he are repeated.

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