This is an analysis of the poem Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 45 that begins with:

Whose bread is not eaten by others while he is alive, he will not be remembered when he is dead. A widow knows the delight of grapes and not the lord...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aXXaXXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011011011001101001011010101001011101011001100001101010000010111110101010 111110101010 1101001000 100100010001 1101100001001 111110011010 10111001001011 11110011101 0111010010001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 372
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 83 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 15
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, of, not are repeated.

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  • summary of Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 45;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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