This is an analysis of the poem Up At A Villa--Down In The City that begins with:
Had I but plenty of money, money enough and to spare,
The house for me, no doubt, were a house in the city-square;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaa bbb cccc ddddde ffgg fgccc hhhhh iiccccc jjjkkbb ffXXbXbbLlXbbeeggggLl
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,4,6,4,5,5,7,7,21,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 111100101001101 01111100100101 110110111110101 1001110100111 101111100011 11101011101011101 11111101101001 11010111101001 10110010100101 1111010100111 101010100100101 111111011100101 1001111010101 111101101101101 111010010110111 101010011110100 100101100100111 110110111101101 10111011010111 101101011011101 001001111110111 00111010011101 101110011101101 011011001110111 1011100110100111 0010100110100111 001011010011101 1010010111111011 10100100110101101 1111101110100101 1011101010011110 011101111110110 1110110111001110 110101101001010 11011001001001001 101111001101001101 01001011101001011 1110110010011101 110011110100100 110100110111001 1111010010111111 101000101101001 1011010110011101 10101100101100101 0100101001100001 101001101011011001 101001001001001111 10101001101011101 1010000101101101111 1011111101101101100 1111001011011011 0011111011011001 1111011011001 110110100101001 11101011111001 11101101111111001 001001011010111010 10110010111010010 111110110101110 10100101101001010 11100111101001010 101111011010010010 1111011011001 1010010110111001
- Amount of stanzas: 11
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 397
- Average number of words per stanza: 73
- Amount of lines: 64
- Average number of symbols per line: 68 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 12
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, who, and, in, you, of, it's are repeated.
The author used the same word is at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The poet repeated the same word life at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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