This is an analysis of the poem The Spotted Heifers that begins with:

Mr Jeremiah Jeffers
Owned a pair of spotted heifers... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbXcaccaddXeffgghheebXhhggffXgaabbiiccbbiieeffXXjjggeebbaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 60,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010 10101010 1111111 01010101 110001010 11101010 11011101 01010101 0100101010 10111010 1011101 01010101 11010100 01010101 110111010 010101010 11010101 11010101 110010111 10110101 01010101 11101111 01000101 0100111110 01111101 01010101 11111111 00010101 110110010 11101010 1110101010 11011111 1111101010 110101010 11011101 01010101 11111101 11111101 11110101 01010101 11011101 010010101 11111101 01111101 11111101 01010001 010101010 110111010 111101110 010111110 11000111 11000101 010010101 01010101 01010111 11111001 01100111 1111110 010101010 110101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2002
  • Average number of words per stanza: 381
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of The Spotted Heifers;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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