This is an analysis of the poem Jenny that begins with:

Lazy laughing languid Jenny,
Fond of a kiss and fond of a guinea,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddXeffgheijjggajjXkbbbbddllbbccmmnnddooeeXboooggjjpqfXccccXgbbddrrssssppeellddffddttllttjjbbccddnnkkdXkkcccggnXbbnneeeXbgassjnffllccbbbbllbbsseemmbbccccddjjccbbjjbbbbeelljjgggcCDdnnkkqqffeillienjjcCDdssddggaccnjnnppiidddbbffjjXcddccllddgghkknjgXgssf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 392,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010 1001110010 11011101 11011011 01110101 01011111 11010101 01010101 1101110 11111111 010101000 110110111 010100111 110111101 01010111 111010110 10011101 11010101 10110111 11011110 01101100 01011101 01011101 11011110 110101001 010110111 01110111 11011111 101011111 01111111 11010111 11111101 11011101 11011101 11111111 111100101 01010111 11100111 11011101 01011010 01010101 10111101 01111011 01110111 1101100111 11011111 11110101 111001100 11110001 11000101 11110111 11110001 11111101 11100101 11011101 11111110 01011101 11011100 00111111 10011000 11010101 11001101 01100111 01011101 10111100 11110111 10100101 11010101 10010101 00110101 11011101 11011101 10011101 11111111 01011101 11011101 10011001 01110101 10111111 10010111 011101001 01101101 1100100001 111011101 11111011 11011100 11011111 11010101 11010111 11110111 11111101 11010111 111101111 11111111 11010011 11110101 11010111 01010101 11010101 01010001 11110111 11010101 10111101 11010111 01110101 00110101 111010101 11010100 110101001 01010101 11011101 11011111 11010101 11110101 10111101 11110111 11011110 101011101 11100101 11010101 11111101 11010101 11011101 10110101 01111110 10110101 00111100 110110100 10100101 11110111 01011011 11010101 11011111 11011011 10110101 01110111 11111101 01011111 101010111 110010101 10100111 110100110 1110101 11011111 11110101 10110101 11111101 11011111 11111111 01010111 10110101 011101001 11010101 010010111 10111101 01100101 10001001 11010101 101011101 11010001 01011111 11010101 10111101 01000101 11010101 0100101 10011101 11000101 11111101 11110101 11010111 01110111 111111011 01110011 11011111 10110111 11010101 01011101 01110101 11010101 010101001 00110101 11011001 11010101 11010101 11011111 11010001 10011101 11011101 11010101 11010100 11110101 01010101 11011101 0100011100 11011101 01010101 01010100 11010111 11011101 00110101 10010101 00111001 11011001 11010101 01010001 11111101 00110101 11010111 01111111 11111011 11010110 11010100 11111111 11110101 10010101 11010011 11111111 01000101 11011101 11010101 111100100 110110100 11011101 01001011 10111011 10111111 11110101 11111111 11010100 01110101 11010101 10110110 11011101 01110111 11110101 0101001 01001111 11010111 11001111 11111101 11101111 110101111 110011101 01111101 01010101 01111111 11001101 01010001 01010111 11011000 11111100 1011001 01110111 10110101 010100101 11111111 11010101 00111111 11110101 11010101 11110101 10110101 11011001 10010101 11111110 11011101 01110101 10110101 01000101 10010111 010011101 11010101 10101100 101100101 11010111 01011101 010011001 01101101 01010111 01000101 1010101 1011101 11110111 11010101 11011100 11110101 11001101 01110111 11110001 01111101 11110101 11111101 11010101 101111011 101011011 101010101 11110110 11010001 11011111 11011101 01010101 10111101 11110101 01011111 10010101 10111101 01011101 11111101 11010110 11110101 01011110 10110110 10110111 11110101 10110111 10011101 10011101 11011111 01010111 110110000 11110101 11110111 10111101 11110101 11011011 11010111 01010111 10010100 11011101 10110111 01110111 11101101 01111101 11010101 10010011 11010101 11111111 11011111 11011101 01001011 1101 1111 110100101 11010101 111101001 01011101 11110001 11110111 11011101 11000101 01000111 11010001 10010101 11001101 11010101 11111101 110100101 10011001 11001101 01011111 01011001 111100101 100001101 11011111 110010101 010100101 1101001001 111100101 1110001 11011111 11000100 11010101 11100101 110100110 0100101001 11111111 11111111 11010011 01010101 10111111 11110101 110011100 11111001 01011101 01111101 11011110 10111111 01110011 10111111 01111101 10110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 13887
  • Average number of words per stanza: 2581
  • Amount of lines: 392
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, my, to, i, and, have, your, her, his, as are repeated.

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

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