This is an analysis of the poem High Diddle Diddle that begins with:

High diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXabba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111 011010 0111001 01011 0111 101101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 165
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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