This is an analysis of the poem The Wicket Cricket Critic that begins with:

If the cricket critics' nagging
Merits stern official gagging ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXXbccbaab ddeffeXdbaab ddgbbgXXdaad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00101010 10101010 111 11100100 01101000 101 10101010 01100010 111000101010 1010111 1110001 101010100010 10100110 00101010 101 11101010 10100110 101 1101010 01101010 111010101010 11100010 10100010 001110100010 10101010 00101010 111 11100110 10101010 111 10101000 10110010 101010101010 11101010 11111110 101000101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 355
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; critic is repeated.

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

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  • history of its creation;
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