This is an analysis of the poem A Cricket Casualty that begins with:

My dear, I'm awful shorry
'Bout gettin' home sho late.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaXbXb XacaXXaX XaXaXaXa XbXaaaca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101010 110111 11000101 111111 0101010 111101 010111010 101101 0100010 11011 11010101 10001 1101010 111111 1111110 110101 0111010 100101 1110100 010111 1101010 11011 1111010 101101 1111110 11010111 11101100 100101 11111111 110101 11111101 10001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 228
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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  • summary of A Cricket Casualty;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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