This is an analysis of the poem A Reasonable Affliction that begins with:
On his death-bed poor Lubin lies:
His spouse is in despair: ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 10111101 010001 010111001 110111 010011101 010111 11011111 011111
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
- Average number of words per stanza: 24
- Amount of lines: 8
- Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; may is repeated.
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