This is an analysis of the poem Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 48 that begins with:

A rich profligate is a lump of earth gilded and a pious dervish is a sweetheart besmeared with earth. The latter is the patched garment of Moses and...

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  • Rhyme scheme: a XXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: cinquain
  • Metre: 011010010110101010001110001010001100101010001000101010010101010100001001011111000100 1010111001100 101111101 011111011100 100100100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 269
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 5
  • Average number of symbols per line: 109 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 17
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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