This is an analysis of the poem Mr Fitzmickle Has A Test Match Fright that begins with:

Mr Fitzmickle, the martinet,
Stern lord of his house and kin,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaaaabXb XcdcXXcX XdcddXcX XXdXaacX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100100 1100111 0011110101 1011100 101111101 101101100 1011110101 10111010 10100100 1110111 101111101 010101 1101000101 1101011 1011111 1101011 10100100 110111 011100101 1000111 111101101 1111111 010010101 1111111 10100100 110111 110111001 110101 111101111 10111011 10111101 1111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 287
  • 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:

    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 author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, ', sir are repeated.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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