This is an analysis of the poem On Invalids (From The Greek) that begins with:
Far happier are the dead, methinks, than they
Who look for death, and fear it every day.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 11001011011 11111101001
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 88
- Average number of words per stanza: 17
- Amount of lines: 2
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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