This is an analysis of the poem It Isn'T Cricket that begins with:

Hello, old cobber. Well, what's on your mind?
You're lookin' awful gloomy and mysterious... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcc aXaXeXeX fXfdXghg hdhdicic
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111011111 110101010100 1011010001 111111010100 1101010101 11110010010 1001110101 11110101110 1111011101 010111010010 1111011101 01011101110 1001001111 1101111101 1111000101 11011101010 1101011111 10111101010 1101010111 11001100010 1111111100 11010111010 1100111111 11110100110 1100111101 11010110110 1101010111 10011101010 1001010101 10110111010 0101111101 10011011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 379
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of It Isn'T Cricket;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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