This is an analysis of the poem A Few Remarks On Goats, Asses And The Dead Hand that begins with:

I don't mind kings and dukes and things;
I don't mind wigs or maces;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaabX aXccccdddcccaeefXaaXX aagghhiihhaahhhheXaaaajjkkccXlXlaa aahhcfchhcaaddcccc ddbbmmnn Xcchhc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,21,34,18,8,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111111 1111110 11111111 1101110 11111001110111 101111100110101 011001011010 1111001011101110 010101001001100000101 111101 010011000110100 11101 01011010100010011 010100001101 110111 11010100001101 010101010100010101101 1011101010101101101 1011110010 0011 1111 11010110010111100 11000101100111101100 11001111110101010 1001000101010110 11011010101110 101011010110 100110 11010100110110100110110101110 111100111001 0110101110101011010100100010101101000101 10111001101001000011 10101000110110110010011000111 0111111011101101 001010110011010101011001 0101010101 101110110100101 0101111010011110100101 0111101101101 01110110101010011011011010001 011101 1110101000010010101 110001101 1111111 01111100100 1110111 1111 110111 011100111100010100111 110111110 011010101000011101010 10100001 1111 11010100001101 1111101111011100001001 010100001010001010100110111010000 111001111110100100 011011011000 010111110100 11001010101011000111001 110100110100010111001010101 11011110111101 110110011101010010110101011001 011110101 010011110101 10100001101000 10111000110101101110 1010 11111011011001010101010 11110110111010110111011110010010011000010110110 10111010101001010010011001011101010110001000100101011111010 1001 1011101 10011101101 1110100101 111110010010 110101010 100111011011011110101 111111010101101001 1100110100011 1111011011110101110011 11110111011001001001 11111010111101001101 111100111011101001010 111101000010111010101100011010 11110111 111 11110111101010101110111111 11101001001100110110111 111010010010101011101001101001 11011100111111010111111 110010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 978
  • Average number of words per stanza: 174
  • Amount of lines: 97
  • Average number of symbols per line: 60 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; or, i, mind, and, of, to, his, all, ye, it, great, grandpa's, you, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, and, the are repeated.

    The author used the same word friends at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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