This is an analysis of the poem Get Work that begins with:

On one fine but fatal morning in the early Eocene,
Lo, a brawny Bloke set out to dig a hole:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd eeeefgfg hchcfXfX ahahhehX ihXhjXXX fkfkchch blblcjcX Xidihih XcXccccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,7,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111110100010101 10101110101 10101010001001 1010100101 1000010100010101 11100010011 111111101011111 10101111101 1110101100111001 00111010001 001110101011101 11101010101 111110101010001 11101001101 111100111111111 10101010101 1001011101110001 00100010101 101111111010101 10101011101 101010100110001 10110010000 101110111010101 10101010110 101010111010101 10101010001 101011101011101 10101110101 101000101111101 10101011101 110110101111101 11111010111 111011101010101 10111010101 111011101010100 10101011101 111010100010001 1010010111 1011101011110010 10101110111 111010111010101 11101010101 101110100001001 11101001101 101011111010101 11100010001 101010111100001 00101100111 11010101110101 11101110101 111011100111101 111110101001 10111011010101 10111011111 101110101110111 10111010101 11100010111110100110010000 101110101010101 10101011101 001111100010101 11111010101 111010010010011 00111010111 111010010110100 11101010101 111010101110111 10100011101 111010100010111 10101110111 101010101110101 10100010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 435
  • Average number of words per stanza: 82
  • Amount of lines: 79
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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