This is an analysis of the poem A Son Of A Gun that begins with:
I wish I had a barrel of rum
and sugar three hundred pound....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abXbXcdC ECECcdC fXgafhbhXg
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,7,10,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111101001 1101101 111000101 110111 1101010 1010101 110100110 10100111 10100100100 100111 10100100100 100111 1101010111101 110100110 10100111 10110101 1110101 11101010 1010101 1011011 111111 1101010 1010101 10
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 179
- Average number of words per stanza: 43
- Amount of lines: 24
- Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- 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; i, and, of, son are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, i are repeated.
The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The poet repeated the same word beer at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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