This is an analysis of the poem George Jones Reflects that begins with:

It's up an' down, as me father said,
An' his as went before him ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdccX ebffbabaab dbdbXXXXX ebggbhihhi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,10,9,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 011111101 1011011 01110101 10101011 11111111 11001110 11111101 11011111 0101110 1110101 1101110 01110101 11001101 1101110 11110101 1101010 11101101 10011101 0111010 11110101 0101110 11011110 0101110 11110111 1111110 10011111 111101010 1111010 1110101 1110110 11110111 01111111 1101110 11111111 1111010 11111111 110111001 1110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 336
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 38
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; 'em is repeated.

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

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