This is an analysis of the poem Purposes that begins with:
No wrath of men, or rage of seas,
Can shake a just man's purposes;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbcc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11011101 11011100 11010101 10001101 11111101 11110001
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 198
- Average number of words per stanza: 41
- Amount of lines: 6
- Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.
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- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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