This is an analysis of the poem Conversation that begins with:

Though nature weigh our talents, and dispense
To every man his modicum of sense,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccaaddeeeebbeeffeebbggaaddhhiijjddffkkiillbbbbddmmnnaaaaiiddbbddaabbjjXoaXaappbbjjffffddggaahhooiijjmmqqddiibbppbbddddiirrnnXabbccpphhccqqhheeooggaasshhaaoobbaappooppjjooaaiiaappjjbbppooiiddaaiijjccjjoojjffeehhooiiooddjjmmaappjjddXXjabbbbppnnddpkjjjja
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 908,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
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  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 38513
  • Average number of words per stanza: 7067
  • Amount of lines: 908
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, their, its, or, d, i, to, he, his, at, it, in, as, they, with, who, that, your, well, she, her, have, may, so are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words who, the, that, a, they, you, did, and, may, if, as are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines d is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases his, man connect the lines.

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  • summary of Conversation;
  • central theme;
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