This is an analysis of the poem Hitting It Up With Hitler that begins with:

Now, who in the world can understand?
Since Tyranny, Freedom's whittler,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXababXb ababcbcX dXXdebab acaXeXeb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110011101 11001010 1011100101 11001010 11010101 01001110 1100110111 101011010 10011111 10101110 110011111 11001110 1010111001 1111110 01010101 1011110 110111001 11001100 10101001011 1101010 10011101 10101010 10111101101 1010010010 1011000101 110011010 100101111 1111110 001011101 111001010 1010110111 1001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 289
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; and, in are repeated.

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