This is an analysis of the poem Cup Couplets that begins with:

Out of great wisdom, long stored up,
I would write me a rune of the Melbourne Cup.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccaaccddXXXXeeXXffggeecc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 10110111 11110100101 100100111 11110100101 0101011101 10101101111 110101101 111001101101 10101101001 0101101101 101001001110 1001110010 101001101011 100101111001 10100110110 0101101111 10100110101 11100110101 10100110101 10100111101 111101101 0011010101 10001001101 10111111001 1100100101 11110111111 111001111 10100101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1224
  • Average number of words per stanza: 266
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, with, and, to, but, you are repeated.

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