This is an analysis of the poem Cackle that begins with:

Oh, my brothers do not wrangle.
When the sweets of office dangle... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabaaab XaacXaXc ddeeddDd aaafaaXf Xaacaaac ddeedddd aaagXXXg aaabaaab ddhhXDDd aaaXaaaX aaacaaac dXaaXddd aXabaaabaaaiaaaiddXXdDdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,24,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101110 10101010 10101010 001 00101010 10101110 10101010 001 1110101 10101010 11101010 001 111101 00111010 1010101 101 111010111 10100010001 10100010 10101010 10101010111 001 11 10101010101 10101110 10111010 00101010 101 11101010 01001010 1100101 101 1010111 10101010 11101010 101 11101010 00101110 10101010 111 111110111 00110011101 11100010 00100110 10101011001 101 11 11100010111 10101010 10101010 11101110 011 1011001 11100011 1011101 101 111001010 10101010 10111110 001 11111110 10100010 11111110 101 11010111 10101110111 10100010 101001010 01111110101 101 11 111110100111 00100010 11101010 00101010 111 10101010 00111010 11100010 111 10111010 11101010 10101110 101 1111110 00101110 10100010 101 111000111 001000111 00101010 10101010 00111010111 101 11 11101011101 10101010 0011101 00110110 001 11100010 11100010 00101110 101 10110010 10101110 10101010 111 11101010 10101110 11101010 111 111010111 10101000111 1010010 11111110 10111110101 101 11 11101011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 270
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 127
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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