This is an analysis of the poem Old Town Types No.17- Mr Bodge The Banker that begins with:

Mr Bodge, the banker, was a power in the land;
His city bank had granted him an autocratic hand;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccbb ddbbaabb eeddXXaa ddbbffff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1010101010001 01011101110101 1111101010101 11010111101101 11010101100101 111111111100 11111111010011 1110101111101 11010100010101 1111110001 11010100111011 10111110001 011111010101 1011111110101 11001011101 11011101110001 11110101110001 11011101010101 11110100000101 11110101010101 11010100110101 1111010111111000 11111101100101 11011111110101 11110101110101 11001111011101 11110101110101 01100101110100 11011101110101 01010101110101 111101010101010 110101010110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 449
  • Average number of words per stanza: 86
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 55 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, he, on are repeated.

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

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

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