This is an analysis of the poem There Once Was A Fellow Called Croll that begins with:

There once was a fellow called Croll,
Who loved to hear periods roll... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: limerick
  • Metre: 11101011 11011001 101001 001111 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 158
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 5
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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