This is an analysis of the poem The Vanity Of Wealth that begins with:
No more thus brooding o'er yon heap,
With avarice painful vigils keep:... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeefXeegghhffeeiiffjj
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111101011 010010101 110000011 11011111 11011101 111100101 01001011010 110101010 01110101 11010001 11110101 110110010 11111101 11010111 01010101 11010101 010100111 111100101 010010111 10110101 11011101 11110111 11010101 01011111 111001111 01110110 11111101 11011101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 1061
- Average number of words per stanza: 188
- Amount of lines: 28
- Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word still is repeated.
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- summary of The Vanity Of Wealth;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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