This is an analysis of the poem Vaudeville Dancer that begins with:

ELSIE FLIMMERWON, you got a job now with a jazz outfit in vaudeville.

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a X a X X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001101100111010 0101111100110011000100101 001011010011110100110011011101001010110010 0010110111111010101 1100101011011101111111011101 111011111100101111010101101011101101001110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 689
  • Average number of words per stanza: 131
  • Amount of lines: 11
  • Average number of symbols per line: 62 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; your is repeated.

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