This is an analysis of the poem Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 46 that begins with:

Two things are contrary to reason: to enjoy more than is decreed and to die before the time appointed.
Fate will not change by a...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bXab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111100010001110011010101010 101110100111 11101100001 0100101001001 1100100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 163
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 5
  • Average number of symbols per line: 67 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 46;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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