This is an analysis of the poem Frank The Jester that begins with:

There's joy in legislative halls
When Frank's in opposition;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcccb dedefffX XgXgfffg hihiccXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 1101010 11010101 1111010 010101101 01010100 11010101 1101110 11010111 0101010 00011101 0001010 11011111 110010101 11010101 1101000 11010010 0101110 11011101 1001010 11001101 01000101 11111101 0101110 11110101 01010100 01110111 01110100 01111111 110010101 11001100 0110000
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, and, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word for is repeated.

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