This is an analysis of the poem Ch 07 On The Effects Of Education Story 20 that begins with:

Contention of Sa’di with a Disputant concerning Wealth and Poverty
I saw a man in the form but not with the character of a dervish, sitting in an...

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b aa X acdc a eXfc g hi c bcbi b hg e jbci e ce X fXcc i eX X ia b kf i Xg j bf c id X fc l gXge f Xlif f i g e dc e X ikXXfX c biii X Xide
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,2,1,4,1,4,1,2,1,4,1,2,1,4,1,2,1,4,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,4,1,4,1,1,1,1,2,1,1,6,1,4,1,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100100010001011100 110100111001000010100101011100101101000100101101010111010100100010111101000100101010110 01001110 0101110100 111010101011010110101110101101100101101010100010010010010001001011001010111010100011100110010011000010010010110100110 0111110101110100 101001000111010 1110111001001110 001100110110010010 010101000100010010001000010010100110101001101100111101111010010111110010101000100010111010110011001001001101011101110110111010010110111011001010 1110001 111011010 01010100010 11001001 100111010111010110010001010100011010010010100101010101010101111010110 110101001010 11110010010 01001111000011001001011101010110101101000111110100100101111001001110011011111101000101000100101110101101101110101010001101011010010100010001000010101010100100010010010111011010011010110011 1101111001 111101110101 101010101001101 11010001101011 0100101101101010010101001100011101000101101001011010100101011010101110101110010010001011011110111100100001101001011110100100101001111111010110010101000010001001101010010010010010 0101011 10111001010 010110011101001010110100100110000100101101011010111010001011101010110101010 01110110101 111010000001 11111011110 0101001000001001 1001001001000100110010101011111010001011101111111001010110010010111101001110111010100001110010101101001010101001101011010010100010010101010101010010011111011011101010001010010100110100011010001010110101010100101110011101100110111110100100100110101111010101010010100111111010111100100101111100111100100111100011111101101010100010101001001001001001100101001101011110010110111110011010111001100101110010101000010101 10010001001010 100101001000101 000100100101011101010011101010010001 111111100100101 110100010010 1101111111 111011110011 1010101001010100101011111011 100101111 11110000010010101010 101001010110101001000011010100111010100010100 01001001001001 10010010010100 111100110101010010001110100110101000100010011111010100100001011111110111001000101010010100110010011101101100010101000100101010101001101110110010101111101100101001101000110101000100101111010011101011010010011010001000110010101011110110011101100100011100001001011100100010010010100010010010010010001011 00110100101001 01010001001111100011 11111001000010111100010100101110101110100110011111011111010010111011111101010010011110111101111111100101010101011010110001000100101010000100100010001001101001100010110011110001 11101010111 1001011100110 1010111010100101001010111001000110111101100001001110001101000101111101010111010101111000100111111011100111101110100110010110100101010111011100111001 01111101011010 011011001110001 1100010001111101111001010110010001010010001001001011010100010110100010010000100001 010100010001 111111101001 1011001011000111101001001010111110100101010001000100 111111011011 0110101001010 1111110111101111001110101001101001111011000001110011011011110101101111001101011111101000100100 101111010110111100 1110011110001 10101011000101010100 01101011110001 111100010111000101010110100100100111111111101101010101001010101011001001010101000101001100110011010110101011110011111011110011 1100111111 110101110 01000100001 10101111111 0111010100101010011010100010100110101001110100010110110101111111101101000101101010101111011111001011010100100110011011010010111010111010101010101001010101101010111101001110001010010000101101010100100101 100100001100101010001 1010111110111010 1001110010111111111011110010011110101011100010010011100111010 0100101000101 001101001011 11001000111100111001010010011000010100010100110111010010010101000111110011111010100001001 1000101010100100101111110110101010100101010010110010011101001010101010110001011010111111110110010011010000101110011101111010001001111111 00101001101 11111011010 010101100110 111001110010 0111111110 11100111100 111000111101101011010001001101010100101000111001110100001100110100100100011010101110001000100011001000010011001010001100010010010011011010010111110110010111010 010101010001 1010110100101111 1010010010001 100101110001 101011101000111101001000101010011010101000010010010110111011101010101011111101110010011101111010001000100110 0110010001110 011101001100101 1101111111010 1101001111001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 49
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 317
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 93
  • Average number of symbols per line: 168 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 30
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, wealthy, their, to, can, in, no, who, poverty, i, not, that, he, with, or, it, may, be, they, on, had, his, has, upon, so, insult, them, but, for, men, him, by, our, rich, dervishes, as, would, other, each are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines world is repeated).

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