This is an analysis of the poem Cahoots that begins with:

PLAY it across the table.
What if we steal this city blind?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXa aXbaX XbcX cXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,5,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001010 10110101 01110110101 10111101 10111101 111001 1010101101 10011011111010 11010 011110011 1011011110 10 101010110111011 11111110110101 10100110 1100011010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 640
  • Average number of words per stanza: 119
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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