This is an analysis of the poem The Faithless Fantods that begins with:

Bill Barcoo was a station 'and - 'e was a station 'and,
And grafted all the year like Pharaoh's Jews.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXaa cXccXX cdccdX Xbeebb fXXfee dgddgX XhhhhX iXiXdX fiffXi eXeedX idiidX iXiXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010101110101 1101011101 111111111101101 0101 110001 1111110111 11110101010101 1101110110 11011101110111 1011 111101 1101111111 11110101010101 1101111101 01110101111111 1101 011101 1111010101 1101111101111110 101110011 111110001011101 1101 010101 0101110101 11011101110101 1101011111 11000111111101 0111 110001 1111010101 11100101111101 1001110111 11111011110111 1101 110101 1101110111 11111101111101 1101010111 11111101110111 1101 110011 11101110110 11111101011101 11001111111 11011111111101 1101 111110 1101111101 11111101111101 1101011111 111111111111011 0111 110001 1101110110 11011111110101 1111010111 11111111111111 1111 111111 1111011101 11111111010011 1111111101 11011111111101 0101 111101 1111011101 11011111111101 1111010100 11011111110101 010 111111 1101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 260
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; station, 'and, wus, an', casey's, to, like, 'e, ter, me are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words an', in, but are repeated.

    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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  • summary of The Faithless Fantods;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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