This is an analysis of the poem My Master Taught Me A Lesson that begins with:

My Master taught me a lesson:
'Any moment you are negligent in remembrance of God is a moment spent in denial of God.'...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aX XX aX XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011010 10101110000100100101001001 11101100100 1111010101 1111100010 110111010011 101011101110110101 10101010101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 101
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, i, in are repeated.

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  • summary of My Master Taught Me A Lesson;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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