This is an analysis of the poem Vi'Lits that begins with:

I wus pickin' gipsy vi'lits fer to try an' square Doreen.
We 'ad words . . . about pianners - fer she wants one awful keen ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcc XdeeXX ddeebb aXddXX ddffeX ggddhh bXggeX iiXeXd bbhhee XdbbfX Xbjjff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 111010101011101 11101101111101 1101111011011110101011011111 11010101111101 11000111110101 11110101110101 11111111110101 01111011111111 10010111111101 11110111100110 11111101110101 11110101010001 111010101110111 111011000110001 111111110101111 11110101111101 11110111110111 11111100110111 101111101111110 11010110011101 01011111110111 111101001011111 11010100110111 11011001110111 11110100011101 11011100110111 01110101111111 01110111110111 11010101111111 001111111111101 101110101011111 11111111011111 11111001111111 01010101011111 101001101011111 11111101110101 110111011101101 11011011111101 11111001111101 11111111110111 1101001111110111 01011101111101 11111111111111 01011110010111 11110001110011 11110010111110 101000101110101 11101111111111 101011101110101 11011101011101 11011011111111 11110101110101 11110101110110 11011011111001 11111001010111 111101111110111 10101100110101 11010101110101 11111111111111 11111111111111 11111001001010 11010101110011 11111101111111 11111111100111 101000101111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 372
  • Average number of words per stanza: 76
  • Amount of lines: 74
  • Average number of symbols per line: 55 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; an', 'e, that, i, ', me, 'im, she, 'oh, bill, to are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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