This is an analysis of the poem Epigram - Thy Nags, The Leanest Things Alive that begins with:
Thy nags, the leanest things alive,
So very hard thou lovest to drive,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11010101 110111001 11110101 01110111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 142
- Average number of words per stanza: 27
- Amount of lines: 4
- Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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