This is an analysis of the poem Song Of The Jade Cup that begins with:

A jade cup was broken because old age came
too soon to give fulfilment to hopes; after drinking...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcccXaaXXdXbedbeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111001111 1101100011010 110111111 10011011011 100011101001 11010100111 11100111110100 1010010010010 1001001100110 11100100 010010011100 11100100110100 111111010101 0100010001110 1101111010 1101010111010 100110010000101 10100010001010 1001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 839
  • Average number of words per stanza: 150
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • 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; to, i, with are repeated.

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  • summary of Song Of The Jade Cup;
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  • history of its creation;
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