This is an analysis of the poem Ch 07 On The Effects Of Education Story 17 that begins with:

One year I travelled from Balkh with Damascenes and the road being full of danger on account of robbers, a young man accompanied us as an escort. He...

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bX X ac X XX X de a adXbec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11110010100010110101010101001101001110111100011011010010111111011001011010011001001111011001111101110010101000010110100101010110100010101001 111101000001001 11001011011 11000100100011111010011001110011111010011001111010100 10010011110100010 1001011110101 110101100111001010100011100101001101010110011111111101 1111010011 11001101011001 1101011100010011101100 1101110100101010 1101001110010101 1111010010010110111011111 01101001001001 101000101100010 011111011110010 010101011011001 010001001101101010 100100010100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 202
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 108 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 20
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, his, and, he, not, every, to, in, with, that are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word where is repeated.

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  • summary of Ch 07 On The Effects Of Education Story 17;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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