This is an analysis of the poem Lines Inscribed Under Fergusson's Portrait that begins with:
CURSE on ungrateful man, that can be pleased,
And yet can starve the author of the pleasure.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXXbXab
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1101011101 11110100010 11110100010 11110100010 0111010101 1001100101 11110100010
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 288
- Average number of words per stanza: 56
- Amount of lines: 7
- 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.
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