This is an analysis of the poem The Mayor Of Gary that begins with:

I asked the mayor of Gary about the 12-hour day and the 7-day week.
And the mayor of Gary answered more workmen steal time on the job in Gary...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010010010110110111 10100101011011101010110101000101 1000011101110011010010011000010100101111010110110111 1111110100101111010111100011011111110001010010100100111100101111001010110 111010010010111100101110100011 1111010101100101101100101010101 1111001011001110111110100101011111011111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1107
  • Average number of words per stanza: 205
  • Amount of lines: 7
  • Average number of symbols per line: 157 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 29
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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