This is an analysis of the poem A Giving Too Much To None Done that begins with:

A giving too much to none done.
A time once given to have it wasted....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abcb AdbcX effe Aagbgahaa X c X hceX aX da X df XXbcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,4,9,1,1,1,4,2,2,1,2,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01011011 0111001010 0010101000 11001010 01011011 1000100111 01010001 101010010 1110 10010011 0100111 101111010 11010011 01011011 010110 001011111 10101 1101111 1010011101 1100101010010 1000111111 00100101101 111110111 11111 1110010010 1101110 11010100101 00111101 11101101 11010 1111111 1 0111 111 0111011 0111111 110 10110 0101010101 01101
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 85
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; it, one's, to, one are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word a at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of A Giving Too Much To None Done;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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