This is an analysis of the poem A Matter Of Degree that begins with:

B. SMITH would most undoubtedly be very, very cross
If some rude person called him Jap, and yet, I'm at a loss... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcddcc eeffcggcc hhggXfcXiiciicc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11110100010101 01110111110101 01111101010101 01010101010101 11111010111 1010101 0010101 10101010001 10101010001 101010101110101 111010111010101 01010101111111 111010101010101 00101010101 1110101 0010101 10100010001 11101010001 01010101011101 101010101110001 11011001011101 11110101010001 10111010010 1010111 11010101010001 11101010001010 11010111010101 110010101010101 01111010010 101111 010101 01001010001 10101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 507
  • Average number of words per stanza: 97
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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