This is an analysis of the poem March Flies that begins with:

Now comes the time when we douse flies
With various kinds of sprays ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaabab cacaXded fgdgXgXg XaXaeheffh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111 0100101 0111011 1010101 111111011 1110111 111011 00101101 11110010 0010101 11111010 0100111 111111110 1011111 001100111 10101101 101110010 11001101 111111101 0010001 10111110 1010110 1111110111 0101011 101111010 10100111 110100100 00101101 100001111 10111101 0010111111 0010100 10100 100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 286
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; flies, for, they, and, he are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word now at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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