This is an analysis of the poem The Liberal Constitution that begins with:

Jack Sprat would eat no fat,
His wife would eat no lean,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbX bdXDaX edfDaa gdgDhh bdbDcc idhDhh jdbDhh idfDXj eXhDkk Xjdddaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 011111 11010111 110101 11001 1001101001101010 10101111101 1010001010101010 111 101110101010101 111010101110111 1010101011100110 11111010111 1010101011101110 111 001011100110101 111110101010101 1101110100101010 00101010011 1010101010111010 111 111010100011111 111110100010001 1010101000101010 10101010001 1000101001101010 111 101100100010001 1101011110111 1110101010100110 10101010101 1110101110100011 111 101010100010101 111110101010101 1010101010101010 1010111011 0110101011111010 111 101001101110101 111010101010111 1010101010111010 00101110111 1110101001101010 111 101010101110101 111000101001101 1001101010101010 11101111111 1111101111101011 111 111100100110101 111011101110101 1100101011111010 11111010101 1110101011111010 111 111010100010101 111111111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 280
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 67
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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; of, we, to, ' are repeated.

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