This is an analysis of the poem He Who'D Please All that begins with:

Once on a Time it by Chance came to pass,
That a Man and his Son were leading an Ass. ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbaaXbccddeeccbbffggbbcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101011101 10110101011 1010010110101 01111011011 110110011111 110101111011 11111101110 11101011101 00101011011 100110101011 1110111101 101011111111 111011111011 1111101001 11101011101 00101011111 11111101011 11110110111 11111111011 101011101001 1101111111 11101001011 11111001101 001011011101 111111110101 10101011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1290
  • Average number of words per stanza: 259
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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