This is an analysis of the poem Jazz Fantasia that begins with:

Drum on your drums, batter on your banjoes,
sob on the long cool winding saxophones....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xab XXX XXXaXbaXabab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101110 1101110101 100110 111010100010 11110111110 10100100110 1111011001011 111110110100110 1011001001010111 1101101011101 11111011010011 1111010011001 01 10111010101110 10110001111101 1010001110111 101001101100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 211
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; on, your, like, bang, hoo are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase husha connects the lines.

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  • summary of Jazz Fantasia;
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