This is an analysis of the poem On With The Dance! that begins with:

Hi, Cockalorum! But - Misery me!
What is the aftermath going to be?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aAbbccddeeaaffXXaaA gghhXiiibbggffXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,16,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100011001 1001011000 01101011001 1101001001 1010101101 1101001101 111110111110 111001100110 1101101001 1001011001 1101011111 1101001001 10010 10110 011011010110 011010011010 110010101 1011011001 1001011000 01001001001 1111111101 1101011001 10101001010 1101101001 01101011001 00110010110 110110111110 10111011100 100110100010 01011111001 10001001011 10010011010 100110010110 01101001010 10011011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 729
  • Average number of words per stanza: 135
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; and, him, to, there, good are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase love connects the lines.

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  • summary of On With The Dance!;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
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