This is an analysis of the poem Animal Crackers that begins with:

Animal crackers and cocoa to drink,
That is the finest of suppers I think;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcXcc ddeeXcceeee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1001011001 1001001011 1011111111 11111101011 1111111001 11011111101 001011011001 01011001111 0100101111 01001001001 11001111001 01011001011 1011011001 01001101001 11111011111 11001001101 11011111001 101011001111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 258
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; i is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Animal Crackers;
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