This is an analysis of the poem Thick-Headed Thoughts that begins with:

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I've something of the bull-dog in my breed,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbcXXXX bbbbdXde bXbXfgfg hahaihiX X bibibiaa X jdjd cdcj cici efef XfXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,8,8,8,1,8,1,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11 1100011011 0100010111 1100111111 1100010101 1101110101 1101110111 1111011101 1101011101 11001010001 0111010011 1111011101 1100011101 11011000101 1111010111 0111011001 1111110101 1101010101 0101011101 1101110001 00110100101 11001100101 0111000111 1111111101 1111011101 1000010101 11011110001 1111001111 1101110111 11110100011 010101011 1111001101 0111010110 11 0101010001 1101011101 010101001 0011010111 0101111111 0101100101 1111010010 0101011101 11 10101110 1010101 11101110 1111101 10111010 1010101 10101010 10111011 10111011 1110101 11011011 0111111 10111010 1011111 10101010 1110111 111010100 0011111 01111110 1110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 65
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word you is repeated.

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

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