This is an analysis of the poem The Pig And The Rooster that begins with:

On a warm sunny day, in the midst of July,
A lazy young pig lay stretched out in his sty,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdd eeXfggddbbhhffiX jjggccXfbbbbkkfX ccbbggll bbffggXXhhmm mmggffaaggnnooiXccmmXXXffll
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,16,16,8,12,27,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 101101001001 01011111001 110010110010 1011111010110 11011001101 101001101001 101011011011 11111001101 111111001001 001011011001 01011101001 11011001101 11101011001 1110101100011 11001011001 111101101011 1111011110010 101011111110 111011011001 01001011101 01111101011 101001011001 111111111111 1010110011010 11101011001 11001001001 011101101011 111011111011 101011011001 101101011101 111001011101 101001000101 011011110110 110101111110 11011011001 01101011101 111011101101 111101001101 1010111011 01011011010 100001101101 11101001011 110110110010 111010110110 11001001101 101001111001 11001011011 1010010011001 1010110110010 110011110010 11011101011 10100100111 110011011010 011010110010 010010110011 01111001111010 11001011011 101011001001 01011101101 101011011101 01001101101 101101101001 11011001001 101111110001 01101011111 111001111001 111101111011 01001101011 011011001101 101001010111 11101111111 101111011011 1010010001111 1010010001001 111011011001 001011001101 11011011001 101001011111 111010110101 111101101001 111010100110 10110110100100 11001111001 11011101101 11001001001 111010110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 611
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 86
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (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; and, to, that, you, of, i, his are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, and are 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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