This is an analysis of the poem Leg Theory that begins with:

Oh, what a pleasant game is life
When we are bravely batting... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcbcb dedefgfg hbhbibib
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 1111010 1100111 1101010 11110101 1101010 10011111 1111010 01010101 1001110 11011111 11001110 11010101 1111110 11011111 1110010 11011111 1011110 11001101 1100010 11111101 01110010 11010001 1101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 254
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Leg Theory;
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  • history of its creation;
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