This is an analysis of the poem Dad On The Test that begins with:

I reckon (said Dad) that the country's pests
Is this here wireless an' these here Tests.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddeeaa XXffXd bbggddaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101110101 001101111 100110101 101110101 100101001 11101010111 01011101011 11000110111 101111001 1110110111 100111101 11111111001 11100101 111101111 101110101 0100101101 1110100101 111101101001 1010110111 1010101111 1111100101 0111011000 11001101001 111011101 11101110111 001101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 275
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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