This is an analysis of the poem The Freetrade Rabbit Pie that begins with:

Ses Cullen, the cockie, he ses to me:
'Now, I puts it to you in this way:... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabacbcb abXXXddd XeXefdfd agaghihi gjgjdbdb dgdgiXiX gXgXhhhh gfgfkaka dXdfkckc babaifif gdgdaXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110011101 111001001 001001011011 001011101 111001001011 101001101 1110110001101 101010111 110011101 111001111 101100101001 11011011 10110010110 111011101 111001001011 111111101 11111101011 111010101 101101111010 111011001 01011011011 111001101 11011111001 111101001 1110010101001 11101011 11101011001 11001101 111011010111 101011001 101001001011 111111101 111101111111 111011011 111101111101 111011001 111011111011 11101011 101101011001 111101011 111111111010 111011001 101111001011 101111101 11101111001 111101001 101101111011 111011011 111010011001 101101010 111011111101 111111011 111111101111 011110011 111101001011 111001011 101011111111 111001111 1111011110001 111101011 01011001111 111111110 101101101011 001011101 111001010001 101011011 11111001011 001011001 111010001101 111011011 11101011001 111011101 111111011011 11100111 101011010001 101001011 11001001001 01111111 11001001001 001001101 101101011101 111111001 101101011111 11111001 111101001001 101011001 1100111011 11011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 342
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • Amount of lines: 98
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, i, an', me are repeated.

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

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

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