This is an analysis of the poem Ch 07 On The Effects Of Education Story 18 that begins with:

I noticed the son of a rich man, sitting on the grave of his father and quarreling with a dervish-boy, saying: ‘The sarcophagus of my father’s tomb...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XaaXbXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100100111010100101100001011000100011010011010101000100010101001011110101101001010100101110111000101100101101101110010011110111011011101 1100110 111100 01011010010100 01001101010101 11110100111 001001110111 110101001010101 000010110110110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 493
  • Average number of words per stanza: 84
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 110 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 19
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, with, father, dervish, and, all are repeated.

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  • summary of Ch 07 On The Effects Of Education Story 18;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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