This is an analysis of the poem Uncle Jim that begins with:

'I got no time fer wasters, lad,' sez 'e,
'Give me a man wiv grit,' sez Uncle Jim.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 260
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 120
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; ', 'e, i, me, o', i've, an', missed, to, fer, 'is, 'im are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i've, yours, to, an', 'e, that, 'im are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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