This is an analysis of the poem To Have A Tainted Taste that begins with:

Crushed to dust are those rose colored glasses.
Worn to adorn highlighted ideals once valued, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcc bdaba babeb XedXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011111010 100111001110 1110 010011110001 00100010001011 1101010 1110001 01010101 010001 01010101010101 1010001110101 111101 001011011100010 1001000100101010 100101010011101 101 0010010100100010 10101010100001 1011101 101001000110101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 207
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; to is repeated.

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