This is an analysis of the poem Jones M.P. that begins with:

It was thus in the beginning: With a sporting chance of winning,
Jones contested an election years ago.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdede Xfefgdad hHhiiheeaae ajgjaklk Xmdmgfaf hHhddhmmXXm lecelndn aeaXliXX hhhllhffaaXdddaaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,11,8,8,11,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110001000101010 10101010001 1110101010111010 00100010101 10100101000101010 10101010101 1010101010100010 10111010001 0010101000101011 101010110011 0110001010111010 11101100100 100111011101010 10100110101 10011101010100010 10101010101 1111010001 101 11101110101 10101101 10111011 10111010101 11111010001 101010100111 11100010 01111010 11101110101 1010101011111010 11111010001 1010101010101110 10101010101 1111011011100010 10101010101 1110101010111110 11101010001 1111111011101010 11101111101 1010101010100010 01101010101 11100101011111010 01100010111 1010101011101010 00101010001 01111010001 101 11101011001 10111010 00100010 10101010101 11110010001 111000010101 00100100 11100100 00101010101 1111101010100010 10101010111 10101010110001010 11101010101 1110101010101010 00101110101 11100001010111010 10100010101 1111101010100010 00101111101 1110101011101010 111000101110 1010101010101010 11101010111 1110111010101010 111010111010 11101010001 101 11101010111 10111010 10101010 10100110101 10111010011 10101010100 10101010 11101010 10111011100 10100010101 101 10100011101 10101010 10101010 10100011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 459
  • Average number of words per stanza: 80
  • Amount of lines: 87
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, he, his, to, 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 whip, him, man are repeated).

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