This is an analysis of the poem Upon The Road To Rockabout that begins with:

Upon the road to Rockabout
I came upon some sheep -... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba bcbc Xdbd bXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010100 110111 01110101 111011 11010101 010101 11110101 111111 11100100 110101 01010101 011001 11010101 11011010 11110101 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 109
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, about are repeated.

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