This is an analysis of the poem A Man's A Sliding Mood that begins with:

Ardent in love and cold in charity,
Loud in the market, timid in debate:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaaaXbcbXbcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001110100 1001010001 1001100001 1100010100 010101010010 1101010011 1001010100 1001010101 1011010111 0001000101 1010010101 11010111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 496
  • Average number of words per stanza: 92
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; in is repeated.

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