This is an analysis of the poem Verses Written Immediately After Reading Horace Smith's 'Bachelor's Fare' that begins with:

He who wrote these lively verses
Hath his talents misemployed,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXb cdccd efef bgXg Xfehf ebeeb eiehi hjhej hkhk clcl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,4,4,5,5,5,5,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111010 10101000 11101010 01001100 1110101 11111110 1010111 11111010 11101110 0110001 011110010 11101001 11111010 110111 01001110 1011001 01111100 1010101 00111110 1100111 10101010 01111110 1111001 10001010 1010110 11100010 10111010 01000101 001001110 0010101 010101110 01100110 0011101 10111110 1111101 10111110 10110110 1100101 01101110 1110111 11111010 1010101 11100110 1010101 10111010 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 150
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 46
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Verses Written Immediately After Reading Horace Smith's 'Bachelor's Fare';
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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