Analysis of Ch 04 On The Advantages Of Silence Story 09

Sa di 1210 (Shiraz) – 1291 (Shiraz)

I was hesitating in the conclusion of a bargain for the purchase of a house when a Jew said: ‘Buy it for I am one of the landholders of this ward. Ask me for a description of the house as it is and it has no defect.’ I replied: ‘Except that thou art the neighbour of it.’

A house which has a neighbour like thee  
      Is worth ten dirhems of a deficient standard  
      But the hope must be entertained  
      That after thy death it will be worth a thousand.

Scheme X XXXX
Poetic Form Tetractys  (20%)
Metre 111000001010101010101101111111110101111110010101111011110101011110111 01110111 11111001010 1011101 110111111010
Characters 481
Words 93
Sentences 5
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 1, 4
Lines Amount 5
Letters per line (avg) 68
Words per line (avg) 18
Letters per stanza (avg) 171
Words per stanza (avg) 45
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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