This is an analysis of the poem The Battle Of The Wazzir that begins with:

If ole Pharaoh, King of Egyp', 'ad been gazin' on the scene
'E'd' ave give the A.I.F. a narsty name... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXC cdcdaa efefgg XheXdd igigjj jXjcee dXdXeX kakabX ahaXeX blblee bXbhhh mcmcee eaXaee fafaXe hehehX elelee glgXnn XXdooo aXaXcX aXacaaXiaiacC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011010101010101 1111010101 111110101110101 10111011111 10101011001110011 11101110101 111110101000111 11101010111 101000101010100 10111010101 111010101110101 10101010101 11011101011001 11100010101 111010101011111 1110101111 111110110111101 11001010111 011110100111101 11101110101 101111101110101 11101010110 101010101010101 00101010101 111010111010111 11111010101 111000101110101 1101110111 1111111011101 1111110111 111010101010111 10111010011 111011100010111 10111001001 111010111110100 11101011111 111011101110101 10110111111 11011111110111 1101110101 1010101111110011 1101110101 111010100110111 11111111101 111011101111111 11110101111 111110101110101 11101011111 11110110010101 10101010101 111010101011010 00111010111 111010101011001 10101110100 111011101010101 1011110101 111111101110001 10111010101 011111101110101 10101110101 111010100111101 01101010101 101011101111011 11011011101 101110101010101 0011011111 111011101011001 101110011101 11011101011001 10100111101 1111101011011101 11101010101 111010100010101 10101010011 11011101010101 10111010010 101010101111101 101011101 1010111000011101 10101110101 1011011101111101 11101010110 10101011111111110 11101011101 101010100110101 0111010001 101010101010101 11101011101 101110101011011 10101010101 101010101011101 10111010001 111011101110101 11101110111 110001110100111 101010110111 10101101110101 111010110010 110011101110101 111000101110 101010101110101 11100110011 1010110101111101 11101010001 111101111111101 10111011101 111111101110101 111001010101 111011101111110 111011111 111110101010011 10101110100 111011101111101 11101011001 111111101010101 011011100100 101001101010011 10111010011 001110101110110 10101010101 011011101110101 11101111111 111010101110101 11001011101 111111101010101 11101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 21
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 330
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 126
  • Average number of symbols per line: 54 (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; an', it, to, 'e, they, wus, uv, as, its are repeated.

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

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

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